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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

posted 6 months ago
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 months ago

How Do You Help Your Spouse Understand Your Caregiver Stress And Demands?

How Do You Help Your Spouse Understand Your Caregiver Stress And Demands?

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

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My spouse never understood how hard it was to look after my mother and it broke our marriage. My siblings also never understood how hard it was and we were estranged for about a year after my mother… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Stages Of Altzheimers

Stages Of Altzheimers

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

posted over 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is getting close to late stage. He needs help changing and bathing. I notice he is not eating much any more also. He has lots of accidents so I keep him in depends. Sleeps about 16 hours a… read more

posted 4 days 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

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I totally love the quarter back idea! I feel that people who sit back and give advice but don’t show up are emotionally unavailable. Some just can’t deal with seeing their relative being destroyed… read more

posted 7 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.

posted 9 months ago
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 7 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

posted 11 months ago
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 11 months ago

Younger Early Onset Alzheimer's Caregivers

Younger Early Onset Alzheimer's Caregivers

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 :(

posted over 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband was diagnosed in 2016 at age 66...but he had symptoms at 60.

Lucky fir me as the disease progressed, he became much calmer and accepting. He us actually not hard to care for, except it is… read more

posted 11 days 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.

posted about 3 years ago
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 6 months 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?

posted 12 months ago
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 11 months ago