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My mom recently moved to a memory care facility in Indiana from her home in Pennsylvania. Is it normal to see a drastic decline when moved?

My mom recently moved to a memory care facility in Indiana from her home in Pennsylvania. Is it normal to see a drastic decline when moved?

Her first week there she was able to walk using a walker, feed herself and talk. One month later and she is using a wheelchair because she is very unsteady and doesn’t take steps unless cued to. She needs help eating, she is keeping her eyes closed, even when awake. She leans to the left and drools a lot out of the left side of her mouth. Is this normal with Alzheimer’s to see… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

I think my mom is past the middle stage. I have only seen one good day since her decline.

posted 1 day ago
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Are mini-blackouts a symptom of Alzheimer's?

Are mini-blackouts a symptom of Alzheimer's?

Dad told me today that he has this weird thing -- he'll be reading a book or writing some notes, and then "everything is gone." It took a bit of conversation to understand what he meant. As best as I could decipher, it's the same affect of closing his eyes for a few seconds. I asked if he thinks he just fell asleep briefly, but he says it feels different than nodding off. He says it lasts only a few seconds each time. It's the first time he has told me about it but he… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Syncope episodes maybe? My mom needed a
pacemaker

posted 12 days ago
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How do I stop my mom’s friends from feeding her fears about me spending her money?

How do I stop my mom’s friends from feeding her fears about me spending her money?

My mom has a few friends who feed into her fear that I am buying things for myself/paying my bills with her money, which I’m not. In fact, neither my brother nor I are her POA because I’m order to minimize her stress, we want to stay out of her finances thereby remaining above suspicion. Unfortunately for me, it’s not working. At the request of her POA, I had her mail transferred to my address, which is where a lot of the confusion… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby does the same

posted 22 days ago
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Has anyone else had difficulty persuading person to take pills?

Has anyone else had difficulty persuading person to take pills?

Mom refuses to take medication (pills) prescribed by the PCP and her cardiologist. Not because of difficulty swallowing them, but because she insists she has already done so and this will result in double-dosing. I put her meds in a pill box every week and can show her the appropriate day/compartment the pills were taken out of. I let her see me take them out of the box. I explain what each one is for and its name. I have printed up a list of… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Mirtazipine dissolved in tiny drop of water and added to porridge with golden syrup, cream etc..works, but I can't find anything suitable ( ie. that my… read more

posted 12 months ago
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How Do You Know When It’s Time To Stop Carrying Your Loved One To Vote?

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Stop Carrying Your Loved One To Vote?

In Missouri it’s time to vote in the Primary’s. I noticed when it was time to vote in the Presidential race my hubby needed a lot of assistance, but has drastically changed since then. He really has no clue about what’s going on in the world, but still receives his voter card in the mail.

I know, I cannot direct him on which candidate to vote for and don’t want to, but am a little torn that here is another little, yet important thing that’s… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Thank everyone for chiming in. Its really good just to have someone to discuss those issues that so many of us take for granted.

My decision was to go… read more

posted about 1 year ago
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