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Abilify

Abilify

Can Abilify (5mg) cause tremors?

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you and I will speak with my pharmacist.

posted almost 4 years ago

Incontinent

Incontinent

My dad usually does okay in the bathroom but has been having accidents. Just wondering if it's the disease?

A myALZteam Member said:

We had to put my dad in a nursing home. He gets dressed everyday and sometimes eats with the others. It was a hard decision but my siblings helped. The help treats him like family. 8 months was all we… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Has Anyone Purchased A Seated Leg Exerciser With Automatic Simulated Walking Functions?

Has Anyone Purchased A Seated Leg Exerciser With Automatic Simulated Walking Functions?

We just returned from the orthopedist to get a cortisone shot for my Mom’s knee and I had a conversation with the doctor about physical therapy for my Mom. She and our neurologist agree with me that my Mom is at the point that exercises and PT visits are probably only going to lead to frustration. But she suggested getting a seated leg exerciser that automatically moves her feet at a slow speed. The doctor said it would help with circulation and strength, even if she only uses it for 15 minutes… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

How much do they cost?

posted 10 months ago

How Do You Deal With A Person With Alzheimer's Self Esteem And Their Ordering A Meal When Going To A Restaurant?

How Do You Deal With A Person With Alzheimer's Self Esteem And Their Ordering A Meal When Going To A Restaurant?

My husband and I have been on this journey officially for almost a year (1/11/22). I've read several books that have helped me immensely. I have not had any history in my family of Alzheimer so this is very new for me. I realize each day is different and I've been able to use some of the tools I have learned from the books to help me respond or deal with my husband's reaction. However, yesterday, I failed and don't know what I should do in the future if this situation arises again. My… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I've heard of that. I'll look into this. I made up one myself but would like to compare.

posted 4 months ago

What Can I Do To Help My Husband With His Delusions?

What Can I Do To Help My Husband With His Delusions?

Help! My husband has been having more and more delusions. He’s been keeping me up most of the night lately. He’s been having me check to see if the car has been moved, he insists he’s talked to people who are no longer with us and says they also want to talk to me. He called 911 the other night because he said someone came and told him his friend was in danger. Now, he’s obsessing about money. He’s calling everyone he can think of to tell them we’re billionaires. He’s insisting I take him to the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I agree with anything my husband says within reason. Live in their world and work around what they are seeing or hearing. You have to be creative to keep them calm . ( you can’t poor concrete if it’s… read more

posted about 1 year ago

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

My husbands family who only sees him about 3 or 4 times a year, can’t tell there is anything wrong him. Sometimes I think they doubt his diagnosis and what I tell them. He is on medication, still takes care of all his personal needs, drives in our very small town, and does most everything he used to do. He can carry on a conversation without most people noticing anything unusual. Yet at home with our immediate family, we see small things daily. He looses his phone, wallet, sunglasses all the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you Nothgiel, you are so right. However, our son and daughter both realize their dad’s problems so I have their support!

posted over 2 years ago

End Stage Experience

End Stage Experience

I'm curious...when people say the loved one is in end stages of alz, what is the loved one experiencing? I wonder how much difference there is between different people.

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member Gallow
I had a similar situation; my Dad. I had images and sounds. They lasted a month or so. It was as though the images I saw were on the screen of a drive in
Anyhow, try to… read more

posted 8 months ago

Does Anyone Take A Stipend For Being A Caregiver (if You Take Care Of A Parent)?

Does Anyone Take A Stipend For Being A Caregiver (if You Take Care Of A Parent)?

I’m in charge of all aspects of my moms life- I manage her finances, pay her bills, manage her medications, doctor appointments , grocery shopping and sending her meals everyday. I also have become the point person in her getting together with friends as she’s lost ability to know what day it is and to remember appointments. So her friends call me and I arrange the meeting
She lives only 4 miles away but I drive her everywhere and am going back and forth to help her if she can’t get TV on or… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I did not know anything about a stipend:-0

posted about 1 month ago

ALZ Id Bracelet/dog Tag

ALZ Id Bracelet/dog Tag

Does anyone have recommendations for identity tags for your loved one? As my husband forgets our phone number and address, I know he needs to wear some identification in case he gets lost. I doubt he would wear the bracelets that give your information and are visible to others, but is there a dog tag type ID he could wear around his neck that wouldn't be as visible? Any suggestions for brands?

A myALZteam Member said:

Amazon sells medical Id tags they will engrave them with name address phone number and medical conditions if you have a problem with your loved one removing them like I did just pin them on with a… read more

posted 5 months ago