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Myoclonus

Myoclonus

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

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom gets them off and on. Sometimes lasts all day. Sometimes it looks as though she is in pain when she has them but she doesn’t really understand if I ask her if she is in pain.

posted 3 days ago

My Mother Gets Extremely Mad At Us When She Thinks That We Are Keeping "her" Dog From Her. She Has Not Had A Pet In Years.

My Mother Gets Extremely Mad At Us When She Thinks That We Are Keeping "her" Dog From Her. She Has Not Had A Pet In Years.

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

Everyone says to take care of yourself. We’ll how do you go about doing that? I can never relax, I am always so tense, I try to relax my shoulders and it lasts for maybe a minute and then I’m tense… read more

posted 4 months ago

CBD And Low Dose Lithium

CBD And Low Dose Lithium

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you, our son just brought us some, and I may need them more than him-haha!! But it's nice to have another tool in the box.

posted 8 months ago

Home Care

Home Care

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

I just recently got a home care provider for 3-4 hours, once a week. It gives me a little break. Hubby enjoys his time with her once she's here but always gets angry when I say she's coming today… read more

posted 3 months ago

How Do You Deal With The Family When The Advise How To Do Things Or What To Say When They Have No Clue.

How Do You Deal With The Family When The Advise How To Do Things Or What To Say When They Have No Clue.

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I just came back from a 3 day trip to the beach. The first one in a very long time. Years. My sister stayed with my hubby. My kids don't do much to help. They just are glad My sister is here… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Separation Anxiety. Is This Common In Alzheimer’s?

Separation Anxiety. Is This Common In Alzheimer’s?

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?

A myALZteam Member said:

My mom is like a toddler...she is 87....and follows me everywhere and does not want to be alone but “fires” every caregiver I have had....im exhausted by it all...I too need alone time and take… read more

posted 8 months ago

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

My husbands family who only sees him about 3 or 4 times a year, can’t tell there is anything wrong him. Sometimes I think they doubt his diagnosis and what I tell them. He is on medication, still takes care of all his personal needs, drives in our very small town, and does most everything he used to do. He can carry on a conversation without most people noticing anything unusual. Yet at home with our immediate family, we see small things daily. He looses his phone, wallet, sunglasses all the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you Nothgiel, you are so right. However, our son and daughter both realize their dad’s problems so I have their support!

posted over 2 years 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 5 months ago

Moving Mom Into A Facility

Moving Mom Into A Facility

Dear friends
I’m hoping one or more of you will be able to help. My 90 year-old mother who lives with me (since early 2014) has moderate to advancing dementia, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and delusions, and has declined markedly over the past two months. She sometimes wanders, is a fall risk, and has been hospitalized twice in the last month for falls. She has lately become combative, violent, and aggressive with me and caregivers. We’ve been scratched, bitten, left bleeding, and I’ve… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Wow, Gerry. That’s frightening. You have a lot of strength to see it through.

But yes, I see this back and forth too. One minute Mom is happy that she’s physically hurt me or emotionally hurt me (by… read more

posted 7 months ago

Do You Find Alcohol Makes Dementia Worse?

Do You Find Alcohol Makes Dementia Worse?

We've been away recently and had a few drinks on the evening (hubby had no more than 3 pints) and 3 times each night he got up to get dressed, even though it was very dark (1.15am and 4.00am respectively) and couldn't understand why I was making him undress and get back into bed! He's done this twice more at home, not getting dressed, but shaving/cleaning teeth at odd hours and it has been dark!! We hadn't had a drink on one of the occasions either. He has had a shave shave/cleaned teeth at… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I think of alcohol as just another drug when it comes to the brain, since it has an effect on the brain. I don’t know if it would be safe to combine it with other medications. The non-alcoholic beers… read more

posted 8 months ago