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Different Parts Of Body Like Hands , Feet And Now Ear Getting Blue As If Bruised, What’s Going On?

Different Parts Of Body Like Hands , Feet And Now Ear Getting Blue As If Bruised, What’s Going On?

My husband 86 yrs of age has been in the nursing home for last 10 months, he fractured his hip in May 2021 and after that has been in the N home. Recently it’s been noticed on my face to face visits that his hand and fingers on the outer side were blue and now his right year.
Please can someone tell me what’s happening here and does he need to see the doctor. He has one aspirin a day.
He is in his last stages of Alzeihmers.
Thanks

A myALZteam Member said:

Keeping him quite warm may slow process a little but sending hugs as you just be with him as he starts to slip away...talk and sing or play music as the hearing fades last.

posted about 1 year ago

What Can I Do To Manage Sundowning And His Inabiity To Sleep? I Have Given Him Ativan 1mg.

What Can I Do To Manage Sundowning And His Inabiity To Sleep? I Have Given Him Ativan 1mg.

Help me please! I must get an answer to how to get him to sleep and which medication is best.

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you Samuel. For now I have him under control with a strict routine. Urbanol for his panic attacks and stilnox mr at bedtime. Works wonders. No stimulation after 8 and off to bed son thereafter.

posted almost 6 years ago

How Do Caregivers Feel About Prescription Drugs For Dementia

How Do Caregivers Feel About Prescription Drugs For Dementia

A myALZteam Member said:

My Mama was in Aricept. The Dr told us it will mildly slow down the disease. It gave Mama horrible smelling poops 💩 so we took her off. Nothing will Stop the disease so let them be.

posted 4 days ago

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

A myALZteam Member said:

Offer small amounts of some favorite food. Macaroni and cheese is easy to eat. My husband now eats with his hands and sometimes gets upset when I try to wipe hands clean. A protein drink is another… read more

posted 4 months ago

Is It A Fact That People With Alzimers Lose Their Ability To Speak?

Is It A Fact That People With Alzimers Lose Their Ability To Speak?

My husband has declined very quickly in the past few months. The only word he can say is “yes”. He no longer can express what he wants to say. he’s not able to say if he’s in pain or if he needs anything. It’s frustrating. I experience a very heavy heart every day. I miss him. I’m so angry that I can no longer hold a conversation with him. It's a horrible disease. I hurt so deeply every day having to watch him go thru this.

A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks for the hugs guys, it helps to deal with the anguish we get some days.

posted over 1 year ago

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Have Someone Placed In A Care Facility?

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Have Someone Placed In A Care Facility?

Mom still can do her personal care for the most part. She does not use the kitchen anymore, nor does she drive or go anyplace unattended. Her spouse is taking care of her for the most part with help from my sister and myself 3 days a week. Mom is getting very frustrated because we can't always figure out what she is trying to say. She also thinks we are always talking about her or that we are plotting against her. She also believes her husband is fooling around on her. One time said him and… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband takes 5mg of abilify and 10 mg Escitalopram, they both help a ton. Hospice also gave me a few meds that help when he is obsessive or riled up. It starts with an H(liquid) and ativan also… read more

posted 4 months ago

How Do You Handle A Nasty Mean Spirited Person With Late Onset Alz?

How Do You Handle A Nasty Mean Spirited Person With Late Onset Alz?

Joe has been very combative and nasty with me just assisting with direction on things such as toileting, hygene, dressing and more. he's been breaking buttons off clothing, cutting away his clothing (we now have hidden all knives and anything sharp). He has accused me of taking his money ( he keeps losing his money clip and we find it everywhere). He thinks everyone is out to get him. no matter what we do or where we go his fear is we'll leave him. I'm at my witts end right now as there is no… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you, everyone, form your insights and support. I truly love this site.

posted over 1 year ago

Is Anyone’s Loved Ones On Divalproex 250mg?

Is Anyone’s Loved Ones On Divalproex 250mg?

Researching I saw this medicine was used for Epileptic seizures & bipolar but not Alzheimer’s. The week of Thanksgiving my mom went into Hospice for comatose like agitation. She’s on 25mg in AM & Afternoon & 200mg at night of Serequel. She has times where she’s agitated & doesn’t sleep, so they gave me Lorazepam 1mg if she has anxiety & insomnia and Haloperidol 5mg as needed. She has been agitated & delusional for 34 hours now and full of meds that could calm a raging gorilla and yet talking and… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband was in the hospital for three days due to a clinical trial drug bad reaction. He was highly agitated and verbally abusive to me and the staff. They gave him Atavan to calm him. It had the… read more

posted over 4 years ago