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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 :(

A myALZteam Member said:

I am so sorry...wow 2 yrs..no two ppl are the same. It's good he's settled in so easy. My husb. Had one week I respite and he was a nightmare to… read more

posted 5 months ago

Mom Is Increasingly Agitated. Lashing Out At Caregivers. What To Do?

Mom Is Increasingly Agitated. Lashing Out At Caregivers. What To Do?

My 74 y.o. mom has been in a small board & care facility since February. It was a rough start with her wandering around the house at night, going into other residents' rooms, even going upstairs to staff quarters (she likely did this as her room at home was upstairs).

She eventually settled down but now 6 mos. later she has resumed those activities and has become incredibly hostile towards her primary caregiver. Throwing water at her,… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother, who has Alzheimer's, lives at home with my dad. We have caregivers come in on split shifts during the day and in the evenings. My brothers… read more

posted 8 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… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I am answering as a physician not the daughter of an mama with Alzheimer’s. Yes it can get worse. Mobility enhances the risk. One of my patients stood… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

How Long After They’re Immobile Does The Disease Last?

My mom has been in declining memory health for years but last year began having vascular strokes, at least 3 in the past year. She’s anxious, no longer able to walk and getting mean. She also has frequent hallucinations as is asking about family that has passed. My brother and I are her caregivers amend are seeing weekly declines. She’s in hospice care and on Seroquel, Alprazolam and they want to start Haldol.

A myALZteam Member said:

I would never suggest that regular meds that we all use for all of our various ailments not be used.
It's only the meds prescribed specifically for… read more

posted 10 months ago

Home Health Care And Death?

Home Health Care And Death?

My mom is at the very end of her life do I call her doctor or the EMT's when she passes? I'd say I have a day maybe up to 3 left!

A myALZteam Member said:

so sorry for your loss....

posted over 2 years ago

My 82 Year Old Mom Has Dementia. She Complains About Being Bored Everyday.

My 82 Year Old Mom Has Dementia. She Complains About Being Bored Everyday.

My mom lives in a very nice adult foster home. There are 3 other residents besides her. Other than having severe memory loss My mom is very healthy at age 82. She can walk, carry on a conversation etc. In the moment she is normal. She Calls me everyday sometimes 4 or 5 times. She complains about being bored where she lives. I have mentioned this to the caregiver.
With COVID I am not allowed to go in the house-so almost everyday I go get my… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Is there an adult activity program that she could go to that provides activities. You might want to look for a care center that offers more planned… read more

posted 4 days ago

When Does The Caregiver Activate The Power Of Attorney?

When Does The Caregiver Activate The Power Of Attorney?

My husband was diagnosed August 2015 and I am currently paying all the bills and taking care of everything. He is in total denial that he has Alzheimer. But I was wondering when I would need the power of attorney activated for financial or health? I have the power of attorney for health and financial but I have been told that it needs to be activated by a notary. I live in Canada. Any feed back would be appreciated.

A myALZteam Member said:

After my Aunt had her stroke and the dementia was progressing, I got Power Of Attorney. A year later I got guardianship. She knew all about the POA and… read more

posted 6 months ago

Does Anyone Have Specific Tips For How To Prepare For Being Out Of Town For 5 Days?

Does Anyone Have Specific Tips For How To Prepare For Being Out Of Town For 5 Days?

In about 3 weeks I'm going away with friends for 5 days leaving my sweet RAC with our daughter and SIL, both of whom work during the day. We will have caregivers for 8-10 hours a day plus he will go to his two regular day programs. I've requested continuity of caregivers as much as possible and will have them in once or twice before leaving to get acquainted with him and our routines. The agency has requested a detailed plan of… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes a memory book

posted about 3 years ago

Agressive Behavior

Agressive Behavior

Mom has been in assisted living for 6 months. There is a section here that is independent living. Mom walks around that area and had an altercation with someone who lives there because she was touching her ceramic items at her doorway. My mom has never had aggression issues and not to make excuses but I think this person started yelling at my mom and she reacted and apparently raised her fist to this person. The facility now says mom has aggressive behavior (although she is probably the… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My mum hasn't been aggressive to me, but she slapped a nurse once when she was in hospital. She asked the nurse for some information (possibly relating… read more

posted almost 3 years ago