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
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
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 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
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?
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
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
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
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