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Do Your ALZ Loved Ones Start Creating Their Own Vocabulary?

Do Your ALZ Loved Ones Start Creating Their Own Vocabulary?

I know that ALZ can cause you to lose some words and understanding. But do you find that your loved ones start creating new words or phrases? Instead of a shower, Dad now takes a "shower-bath". And if we talk about shower, he doesn't understand. This is one of the easier ones to understand. It is making it hard to understand him. He knows what he is saying, but the rest of us don't. I think I may need to build a "Dad's Dictionary" as we figure these out.

A myALZteam Member said:

My mum hasnt advanced to this stage yet but she has commented that "she is losing her words"...thankyou for the suggestion..I will definitely give it a try ❤

posted over 2 years ago

What About CBD Oil?

What About CBD Oil?

Has anyone tried CBD oil? I've had someone try to convince me she knows someone who made a miraculous turn around. (not cure, but improvement) I know it's reaching, but just curious if anyone has tried it, and what were the results.

thanks,
Sonia

A myALZteam Member said:

I have been giving my wife concentrated Hemp extract (full spectrum) 15+ mg per capsule for about 3 months now, and have had no noticeable side effects and seems to at least seems to provide a calming… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Meaningful Activities For Memory Card Residents

Meaningful Activities For Memory Card Residents

My parents are new memory care residents. What types of activities are your loved ones involved in that are enjoyable and stimulating?

A myALZteam Member said:

As Barb4 said, that's precious. I can just see the two of you marching around😊 Maybe you should get some tambourines.

posted 6 months ago

Has Anyone Used The Robotic Pets Or Lifelike Baby Dolls With Their Loved One's? S

Has Anyone Used The Robotic Pets Or Lifelike Baby Dolls With Their Loved One's? S

My mom has latched onto a 3 foot high santa decoration on a stand. I need to find something smaller. The stuffed animals don't work for her. The robotic ones I have seen are so expensive.

A myALZteam Member said:

I bought a mechanical dog for my husband - There were times that he would interact with it like it was real. It had some sort of a sensor so it would respond if he moved. I had it sitting on a stool… read more

posted 12 months ago

Has Anyone Used The Robotic Pets Or Lifelike Baby Dolls With Their Loved One's? S

Has Anyone Used The Robotic Pets Or Lifelike Baby Dolls With Their Loved One's? S

My mom has latched onto a 3 foot high santa decoration on a stand. I need to find something smaller. The stuffed animals don't work for her.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband, a cat lover, had a robotic cat that I gave him for Christmas. He loved it, and most of the time thought it was real. We have a cat which he loved, but she’s not much of a lap cat, so this… read more

posted 12 months ago

POA For Finance

POA For Finance

I see lots of mention of POA for Healthcare, but very little mention of POA for Finance. I would like to hear from those who are now POA for Finance for their LO.
I discovered that just because you are the spouse, doesn’t mean you are automatically POA for Finance.
Did you have an attorney help you?
If you are a POA for Finance, do you have any suggestions about when using it. Do you have any good experiences to tell about as you had to invoke it? Do you have bad experiences to tell abou?

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is receiving companion care and he did not serve in time of conflict. He receives that through the Milwaukee VA. I wonder if it is different depending on the VA were you live.

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Considered Donating Your Loved Ones Brain To Science?

Has Anyone Considered Donating Your Loved Ones Brain To Science?

I’ve researched online about donating my fathers brain for alzheimers study and its becoming a real possibility. This disease needs a cure and if my fathers brain could help in any way I think it would make him happy to know his pain and suffering wasn’t in vain.

A myALZteam Member said:

I’m planning on it. I wasn’t sure who to contact but some of the previous answers have solved that problem.

posted over 2 years ago

My Darling Was An Amazing Engineer And Has Loads Of Specialised Tools In Our Garage

My Darling Was An Amazing Engineer And Has Loads Of Specialised Tools In Our Garage

he is no longer able or interested in them and says if we sell our house we will leave them there - when is an appropriate time to start disposing of them as they are a constant reminder of the man who slipped away before my very eyes and there was nothing i could do to save him ! the boys indicated they are not interested in having them so ultimately it willbe me doing this - we are not shifting btw - it was just his way of dealing with something that is too difficult now ! 😢

A myALZteam Member said:

He may say now that he does not want his tools and tomorrow he may want them. There is no good answer. It is hard to remember who they where a long time ago and to see them today. There is not much… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Is A Doctor Required To Automatically Notify The DMV When A Person Is Diagnosed With Dementia?

Is A Doctor Required To Automatically Notify The DMV When A Person Is Diagnosed With Dementia?

A myALZteam Member said:

BeckiSue, I worried and fretted about talking to my husband about driving! Turns out he agreed and wanted to donate his car to Purple Heart! Next day it was gone and I heaved a sigh of relief.

posted about 2 years ago

ADLs Vs. IADLs - When To Move Into Assisted Living

ADLs Vs. IADLs - When To Move Into Assisted Living

Hi. I became familiar with ADLs a couple years ago, but just learned the term IADLs. I found this list of differences helpful: https://www.seniorplanningservices.com/files/20...

Currently, my dad does well with ADLs but the IADLS are difficult or not possible for him.

Do people move into Assisted Living when they don't seem to need help with ADLs yet? As I said, he can do ADLs but not many IADLs well.

A myALZteam Member said:

It all makes sense. I can only imagine she is against the idea, but you have to do what you think is best for her. Keep us posted.

posted over 2 years ago