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How To Know “when It’s Time”?

How To Know “when It’s Time”?

My life - and the life of our 16 year old daughter - is continually bouncing from one disaster after another as a result of my husband’s mid-stage Alzheimer’s. He cannot realize that his capabilities are not those of who he used to be or even those of a normal person. So he has extremely poor judgement which leads to bad things happening. In November, he was the cause of an incident that led to thousands of dollars in damage to our home (still in the process of being fixed). Last Thursday, he… read more

posted almost 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

How can I get feedback on when is the right time?

posted about 1 month 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

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 13 days ago

I Need Some Recommendations For In Home Care For My Husband With Dementia

I Need Some Recommendations For In Home Care For My Husband With Dementia

We have no children, my husband is an only child with no relatives in our state, i have one married brother who is an hour away, they both work full time. It has come to the point that I need help with him. I am retired and devoted to him but I can't do it all by myself anymore. Does anyone have recommendations for in-home care? He doesn't need a nurse, just an aide.

posted 7 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I'm in same situation with mom. She's 87. And I'm alone. Only caregiver. My husband works. He helps when he can

posted 6 months ago

How Can I Get My Mother To Be Diagnosed

How Can I Get My Mother To Be Diagnosed

Its obvious my mother has alzheimers and is getting worse. My step dad and I looking for solutions to get her diagnosed. Deep down she knows she has it. When she forgets things she really gets upset. If you even mention anything regarding it, suggestions or mention anything to do with memory she makes the roof come off. I just moved back this week to be closer. This is heartbreaking and sad.i hate watching my mom fall apart and I feel so helpless. My stepfather spends every waking hour on the… read more

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I wasn't around when my father was diagnosed. I'm not sure I know where you live but are memory care centers with excellent doctors that will preform simple tests. These tests will help the process… read more

posted 10 months ago

My Dad Is My Mom’s Primary Caregiver And Lately Has Been Losing His Temper And Has Slapped Her! HELP

My Dad Is My Mom’s Primary Caregiver And Lately Has Been Losing His Temper And Has Slapped Her! HELP

My mom is 81 with Alzheimer’s mid-late stage. She is barely 5’ weighs 105 lbs and lives at home with my dad as her caregiver. My dad has many health issues including a very bad heart. Over the past 6 months he has had less and less patience and loses his temper and calls her names and has admitted to striking her. I have moved next door to be here to help and hopefully avoid this exact situation and yet I can’t help enough because my dad prefers to do most things. I have talked to him repeatedly… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi I new at this so I do a lot of research on line to get a better understanding of the patients prospective which helps with my compassion. I found an article that maybe useful at… read more

posted about 1 year ago

What Happens In Final Stages Of Dementia???

What Happens In Final Stages Of Dementia???

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I have decided to keep my husband home. I've purchased an alert system and he fails to wear it so I move it to where he's sitting. I've arranged for a company called Acorn to install chair lift to… read more

posted over 3 years ago

I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators) PM ET Greetings CHope and thanks for responding! Today I am starting to feel better about myself. I do have this "middle of the… read more

posted 1 day ago

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Have Someone Placed In A Care Facility?

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Have Someone Placed In A Care Facility?

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

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband takes 5mg of abilify and 10 mg Escitalopram, they both help a ton. Hospice also gave me a few meds that help when he is obsessive or riled up. It starts with an H(liquid) and ativan also… read more

posted 8 months 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 8 days ago