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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 6 months 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 over 5 years 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 about 1 year 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:

Thank you DedSkeensHansen, my wife went to be with the Lord on Oct 5-21, now I am the one needing the prayers. During the heavy 3 years prior to her death not communicating and showing very few signs… read more

posted 1 day 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 10 months ago

Anger. How To Help Them.

Anger. How To Help Them.

My father is becoming more aggressive and rude and mean. Starting to say hurtful things. Any suggestions on how to ease him?

A myALZteam Member said:

I was beginning to become rude. They put me on Seroquel and adjusted the dosage. I purr like a kitty now,

posted about 2 months ago

How Does Everyone Feel About Locking Up Loved Ones Belongings?

How Does Everyone Feel About Locking Up Loved Ones Belongings?

My sister is back in a horrible sleep pattern. She wants to be in bed all day and she gets up a dozen or more times a night and gets dressed to start her day. Last night I got so frustrated I took every stitch of her clothing g away from her except her pj drawer. I locked it in the spare bedroom without her seeing where I put it. I know it caused her stress but it kept her in bed when she couldn't find anything to change into
Today I put everything back in her room but I put a shelving… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

You are doing the right thing by locking up her clothes! YOU need sleep. You need to take care of you so you can care for your sister. Bless your heart!! She just needs to stick to a sleeping… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

My Dad Becomes Agitated And The Nursing Home Said Combative. They Put Him On Ativan And I Hadquit Taking And Stared

My Dad Becomes Agitated And The Nursing Home Said Combative. They Put Him On Ativan And I Hadquit Taking And Stared

The nursing home called me and I was available to come to nursing home and they said he was combative. I got there and he was fine and they took him to get a shower. He told me that they “rule” Is there another option that they can do? Spongebath etc?

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member As you are getting things organized for the trip, remember to bring a few things to make the trip feel more like home. A favorite blanket or the throw from the couch in case of a… read more

posted about 3 years ago
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