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Top 10 Search Results for "how do i make my husband comfortable when i bring someone in to sit with him for a few hours"

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Caregiver Joy - I've Lost Mine

Caregiver Joy - I've Lost Mine

I am 52, and left my job in April to say home and care for my husband
He has 3 adult children. I have no children of my own
I'm a devoted and loving wife & partner.
My goals have been to keep M happy, safe and give him as much joy as possible.
Now, I'm struggling.... more than I ever have.
I've lost my joy. Any joy.
I am i his only caretaker, with him 24/7. I am able to leave him for an hour or so, but not much longer.
When I do leave, I worry constantly anyway.
Taking him places is getting… read more

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Everyone have a good night . Tomorrow is another day. (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)

posted 5 months ago

Oh My Is It Part Of Alzhiemers For My Husband To Be Very Needy Or Doesnt Want To Be Alone?

Oh My Is It Part Of Alzhiemers For My Husband To Be Very Needy Or Doesnt Want To Be Alone?

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Bless you Ruth for your clear and personal answer to the :doesn't want to be alone" question and some very good ideas for caregivers to help with anxiety re this.

posted over 3 years ago

Diaper Or No Diaper??

Diaper Or No Diaper??

The nurses at the hospital said not to use diapers because they hold the heat and moisture next to the skin and you can’t tell if they went to the bathroom with one on.
What do my experienced fellow warriors say? Tonight Ernie took his gown off, pulled the pad out from under himself and used his gown to pee on.

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I use them for my husband. You just have to check every couple of hours to make sure they are not too wet. No rashes or anything. My husband is incontinent and cannot go without them. The best kind… read more

posted 23 days ago

My Mother Still Drives And I Don't Think She Should. How Do I Approach This Without Her Getting Angry?

My Mother Still Drives And I Don't Think She Should. How Do I Approach This Without Her Getting Angry?

When she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's she was already getting lost. The doctor did say that she should not be driving anymore and restricted her. She made my life hell and cried how she couldn't even go to the cemetery anymore to visit my dad's grave. I spoke with the doctor and he allowed her to drive there and in town. Fast forward four years.....She hasn't gotten lost lately (she really hasn't been driving too much lately, I have a tracker on her phone so I know when she leaves and I… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you both Richard10 and Missy70. I do the majority of driving so I think he really knows but doesn't want to admit it and every so often is insistent on driving himself. I go with him but it's… read more

posted 3 months ago

Visit Or Stay Away?

Visit Or Stay Away?

I am at a loss. Ernie has been having meltdowns whenever I have to leave him at the hospital to go home. Now he is having meltdowns when I come back. Has anyone else had to deal with this type of situation with your loved one and if so, please share what you did. The nurses have a hard time with him when I’m not there because he keeps getting out of bed to go look for me and setting off the alarm.

posted 4 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Try not going so often as my husband has gotten to the point where he thinks I am the only one that can take care of him. I had him in memory care (really nice one) and 3 days later i took him out as… read more

posted 23 days ago

How Do You Handle The Grief As The Caregiver Watching The Progression And Knowing They Probably Need Longterm Care?

How Do You Handle The Grief As The Caregiver Watching The Progression And Knowing They Probably Need Longterm Care?

A dear friend of mine told me I am not the first nor the last to go through this disease and I would survive. While that is true, it is not helping get thru the grief. I am basically by myself and just terribly sad.

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

You don't have to be alone. There are groups where you can meet people that are going through the same thing. It is hard to watch you family member deteriorate before your eyes. I watched a dear older… read more

posted 10 months ago

Is Night Terrors A Part Of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Is Night Terrors A Part Of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Husband has night terrors six out of seven nights every week. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s April 1 but night terrors have been going on a few years before but just getting more frequent and worse. He sees people or things during an episode.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member. I posted about my conversation with the neurologist today. You may be interested in what he said about REM behavior disorder treatment.

posted 24 days ago

Does Anybody Else’s Loved One Sleep An Excessive Amount Of Time?

Does Anybody Else’s Loved One Sleep An Excessive Amount Of Time?

My husband has always loved to sleep, but I find that now he can easily sleep in excess of 12-14 hours a night. I work and don’t wake him up because (a) we have not yet had problems with him sleeping through the night and (b) since I’m not there, I figure if he’s sleeping, he’s safe.
Does anybody else find their loved one sleeps so many hours with no problem?

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Similar things happening to D...although I think D may be a little more advanced. He also got confused when walking and doesn't ho unless someone is with him.

posted over 1 year ago

Can A Person With Alzheimer's Control His Actions From One Person To Another?

Can A Person With Alzheimer's Control His Actions From One Person To Another?

My mom tells me, while I'm at work, my Pops gets very mean and verbal with her and that he has threatened to hurt himself. When I'm home I don't see any signs nor have I witnessed anything more than him raising his voice at her and that's usually when she's not paying attention to him. (She is constantly on her tablet). She's also told me that he acted like he was going to hit her. I can't ask him if he's doing these things she's telling me, and I can't tell her she's lying (which she's been… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

This is all so reassuring to know I'm not the only one. Paul's so touchy, takes suggestions or my asking him a simple question as my daring to question him. I wish I could say I always respond with… read more

posted about 1 year ago