Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myALZteam
Real members of myALZteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Top 10 Search Results for "exhausted"

reset

Please Help Us....Granny Wants To Wonder Around House All Night//

Please Help Us....Granny Wants To Wonder Around House All Night//

I need suggestions and help on ways to get Granny to sleep at night. She wonders around..dont want her to fall. I am exhausted hardly no sleep for me the past few nights. Takes medication but not working.

A myALZteam Member said:

I had tried everything. Meds, prescription and over the counter, weighted blankets, teas, essential oils. After a year I finally stumbled on a solution.… read more

posted over 1 year ago

I Am A Caregiver And How Do You Deal With The Constant Repeating Every 2 Minutes Which Drives Me Crazy

I Am A Caregiver And How Do You Deal With The Constant Repeating Every 2 Minutes Which Drives Me Crazy

She goes to an adult daycare during the week but on the weekends I have her all day. I dread the weekends, I rather be at work. I am so emotionally and mentally exhausted.

A myALZteam Member said:

We are going to try Respite care this weekend. She was ok with the idea. She helped me get some clothes together and pack them. Then, she went to the… read more

posted about 1 month ago

How Do You Deal With Paranoia And Mania?

How Do You Deal With Paranoia And Mania?

This has been a terrible week, my husband has had daily multiple episodes of paranoia, mania, illogical thoughts and mood swings similar to sundowning in the daytime. He has been on a mood suppressant for over a year which used to help but is not now. I am exhausted and our daughters have had to come over multiple times to help calm him. What have you done with this, meds? This is getting to be unmanageable especially with maintaining a full time job. Help any suggestions… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

A full time care facility is not always financially an option.

posted about 1 year ago

Mom Has Middle To Late Stage Dementia. It's At A Point That I Feel She Would Be Better Taken Care Of In A Facility.

Mom Has Middle To Late Stage Dementia. It's At A Point That I Feel She Would Be Better Taken Care Of In A Facility.

I'm having a hard time doing this since the facilities aren't allowing visitors. I'm afraid she will feel abandoned. She has a constant need for me to be in the same room with her. Each night I tuck her in bed and kiss her 3 times - once for my dad who passed 2 years ago, once for my sister who passed away 4 years ago and once for myself. I know it's the right thing to do, I'm exhausted and angry all… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Kathhy3.
What a great idea. It probably lets you sleep a little sounder knowing you will be aware if he is trying to get up! My husband spends a large… read more

posted 4 months ago

Has Anyone Had Any More Success With Giving/ Or Getting A Loved One To Take Baths Instead Of Showers, If They Don't Like Water ?

Has Anyone Had Any More Success With Giving/ Or Getting A Loved One To Take Baths Instead Of Showers, If They Don't Like Water ?

SHOWERS versus BATHS?

Regarding how people with advanced Alz "cannot see water" and so often do not like having a shower .: Has anyone had any more success with giving/ or getting a loved one to take baths instead?
Or even .. giving bed baths ( like nurses in hospitals give to bedridden patients) work any better when people don't like water on their face or coming at them?

A myALZteam Member said:

We have a bubble tub and use a rechargeable bath lift. My husband loves it

posted 4 months ago

How Will My Dad Cope At A Day Centre If He Has Nothing In Common With The Others - He Is From Sicily And 90yrs Old...

How Will My Dad Cope At A Day Centre If He Has Nothing In Common With The Others - He Is From Sicily And 90yrs Old...

So we are thinking of sending my Italian Dad to a day centre for a few hours, maybe just once a week to start off, as my Mum is his main carer and 89yrs old herself.
We are worried he will kick off as he is from Sicily, so he has nothing in common with other people there.. The songs, any games etc will not be familiar and in general he just wants to sit in his chair at home. He can get… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I just found out that here in Virginia if a doctor writes a sort of prescription for home care and walkers, etc that Medicare will pay for it. I was… read more

posted 6 months ago

Is It Ok To Let A Person With Alzheimer’s Sleep As Much As They Want?

Is It Ok To Let A Person With Alzheimer’s Sleep As Much As They Want?

My husband was taking a nap or two while watching TV during the day. Now he goes to bed at night around 9 pm (may get up once or twice in the night for the bathroom) but doesn’t get out of bed until 9 or 10 am. Then through the day takes several naps. I feel like he would sleep all the time if I wasn’t bothering him. Should I be concerned or greatful that I have a peaceful husband that the disease hasn’t caused to act out. I truly do feel… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband had a UTI a couple
weeks ago that sent him into a tailspin right at the same time he started taking seroquel. It was a nightmare. Since the… read more

posted 8 days ago

Why Do I Hear So Many Concerns About Health Care Providers Who Don't Understand The Needs Of Someone With Dementia?

Why Do I Hear So Many Concerns About Health Care Providers Who Don't Understand The Needs Of Someone With Dementia?

I'm puzzled. Almost everyday I read something about how difficult it can be to work with health care providers due to their misunderstanding of the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers. Over the past 9 years my husband has experienced at least 5 hospitalizations, 10+ ER visits, and the route care of more than 10 medical specialists. Through all of that, I can think of only two times… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member maybe that is why research links diabetes and Alzheimers, maybe its not that they have diabetes, maybe its the treatment for… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

Mom unusually woke this morning with extreme tiredness and confusion. As a reminder from an earlier post, mom broke her ankle and was placed in a cast this week, she is using a walker. She got up to use the restroom and I could hearing her mumbling about not having any toilet paper when there was actually plenty there. I went to check on her and she had fallen asleep with her head resting on her knees. It took strength to get her back in an upright position. She had very little… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

A physical therapist can show you ways to move your mom that will be a lot easier talk to young mom's doc insurance will pay for a few visits it

posted 4 months ago

My Husband Of 55 + Years Has Alzheimers And Is Heading Into The Final Stages I Believe.

My Husband Of 55 + Years Has Alzheimers And Is Heading Into The Final Stages I Believe.

Unfortunately , he ALSO has COPD and is required to have oxygen 24 /7. This has been the case for nearly a year now, causing MAJOR issues for me, his 78 Y/O caretaker , to deal with. He frequently takes his canula off and PUTS IT IN THE TOILET, which means I have to replace it with a new one or sometimes replace the 25 feet of walk- around tubing as well . I try to make sure I go with him to the bathroom but sometimes I am… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Several things. Start the process of getting help now.
the longer you wait, the longer it will take. I am not sure that what you said about him walking… read more

posted almost 3 years ago