Does anyone have a loved one they are caring for that suffers from this? My husband’s doctor said they would not get worse but they have and they are frequent, sometimes last all day and night. He has suffered many falls
My husband is really good with my Mum (83); he makes her laugh, sometimes takes over in answering the every-other-minute repetitive questions and now travels with me once a year to my parents’ winter home so we can take Mum away for a few days to give my Dad a break. I am very grateful for this help. However, this time, he got very frustrated with me for “trying to over-control everything” and I am pretty angry at the lack of empathy and support I experienced. When away with my Mum, I have to… read more
Hi all, just wondering how long other people have found from when they first noticed symptoms of loosing things and memory loss to when their loved one becomes incontinent and unable to do their own personal cares etc
My husband has shown signs of altzheimers for 10 years now and getting progressively worse over the last 3 and seems to have taken quite a dive in the last year. Also he was formally diagnosed a year or so ago. Doc says mid stage early onset (he's 62 now). He is very lost… read more
my hubby has 4 children. They are hardly around and yes i know its hard to see their dad fading away and they cant handle it. But boy they can tell me how to do things and so on and have the nerve to ask me why I AM STRESSED or depressed. REALLY. How can they give me advise when they have no clue what he is like or anything cause they are not here. What is the nicest way of telling them to shut up. If they care so much then where are they. Yes i know they have lives also. I feel that if i… read more
She tries to take my sister's dog and yells, cries, slams things, etc. sometimes when she can't take the dog home. It is happening more and more. We have tried the distraction technique but it doesn't always work (especially if she is angry). We have given her a stuffed dog but she rarely carries it. My dad has finally started the process to get in-home help, but he is exhausted. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
We still have not been able to see the 'memory care' team, and won't until mid November, and still don't have a formal diagnosis, just test results. I have been researching on my own, I have seen articles about using CBD and sometimes including THC and also low dose lithium which seems to have some ability to work on plaques and tau. Anyone have any experience with this. The most severe damage for my husband indicates that there may be a propensity to outbursts and violent behavior as this… read more
My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in March 2016 at age 51. My heart is still breaking. I am 43, I work full-time and we have three children (18, 20, 22). I am scared to death of what the future holds :(
Are any of you caring for your loved one at home? If so, what challenges are you facing? My husband is late onset Alz, early stage 6 so right now I am able to cope. But as things progress, I know I am in for some real challenges. Does anyone use hospice or home care providers? What were your opinions? Any helpful advice would be appreciated.
My almost-89 year old mother has never liked to be home alone, and now she has dementia. She gets very nervous and upset if I just leave the room. Is this common with Alzheimer’s?