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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

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 about 2 months 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

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 10 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.

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 7 months 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

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 10 months 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?

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 about 1 year ago

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Maybe this question was posted prior to my joining this site & if so, please forgive
My husband was diagnosed in 2012, & now needs me for everything. He sometimes gets angry if I leave the room. I don't feel like a person anymore. I don't get to be just me anymore. I don't get to do the things some of the things I used to enjoy. Sometimes I feel resentful, & angry at this disease. Sometimes I am angry at his children for not helping out even though I know in my heart they are busy with… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I know exactly how your feeling vim alone in this too. My moms caregiver. Only caregiver. I have a sister she comes every 2 weeks for maybe 2 hours and a brother who has no patience so I don't like… read more

posted 3 months ago

"Sun Downers"

"Sun Downers"

How do you cope with "Sun-downers". My husband wants to go "home" everynight. He even packs things he is taking with him. Every trick I know does nothing to help.

A myALZteam Member said:

Dearest Sandra! Such a common problem most all of us have faced! My husband too wanted to go home every nite until his 2/17 admission to Memory Care- when I visit he never asks to go home! Married… read more

posted 7 days ago

Non Stop Walking And Talking In Alzheimers Patient?

Non Stop Walking And Talking In Alzheimers Patient?

Hi.
My mom has alzheimers. And is going through a phase where she can't sit down for more than a few minutes at a time . She just walks up and down all day. She also doesn't stop talking. Sadly she doesn't make sense when she talks and mixes everything up. But she talks non stop.
We were just wondering if this is a normal phase that alzheimers patients go through?
And if there are any tips to help her relax?
Thank you in advance

A myALZteam Member said:

Bible, I know exactly what you're going thru! 42 yrs for us and he has little memory- uses my name but has no idea of our relationship, living, as many do, in the past, for him in the early 60's… read more

posted 8 months ago

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

A myALZteam Member said:

Offer small amounts of some favorite food. Macaroni and cheese is easy to eat. My husband now eats with his hands and sometimes gets upset when I try to wipe hands clean. A protein drink is another… read more

posted 5 months ago