my husband has been diagnosed with alzheimers. he's been violent and has been in and out of hospitals and homes and is now settled somewhere else. he seems to have outbursts that last around an hour - where he comes out with the most hurtful and offensive things. i understand it's the disease however nothing seems to calm him down. he's on seroquel and another medication. he's been on a few others also but the doctors took him off some of them. i wanted to know if a cbd or hemp oil may help. i… read more
I am the daughter of a sweet mother (88) with dementia. I can absolutely not get her to bathe. She insists that she just took a shower when it has been at least 4 weeks since her last one. I have tried everything I can think of: telling her we will have a spa day and I will help her if she wishes. I bought her a nice shower mitt and shower gel and a stool to sit on while in the shower. I have tried a calendar showing her the last time she showered. She gets very angry and nothing I can do or say… read more
What are some activities that I or caregivers do w my Alzheimer’s parents so they are not watching tv all day. I already do puzzles, paint n drawing.Suggestions would be great!
Is it best to let my mam wake in morning on her own or better yo wake them
I have been letting her lie in ..my brother tends to wake her with her breakfast ..personally i think this knocks her back ...
He talks about them as if they were still alive, and We've taken him to the cemetery to see where they're buried but of course he forgets a few hours later. He's constantly asking about them and wants to know why we or they don't visit. We always have an excuse that seems to comfort him for the moment. It's just easier to go along with him than to explain their passing because it was so heartbreaking when we told him the truth a while back. I hate lieing to him for my benefit but sometimes I… read more
My mother has very restless nights, she wakes up between 1am and 5 am and tries to get up out of bed and wander, it can be 2-6x a night. Our worst nightmare happened three weeks ago when she got up and fell beside her bed and had a displaced fracture of the pelvis. She is on the mend but night time is a serious safety issue for us. I have ordered a bed alarm mat that works like a baby monitor that alerts us if she gets up off the pad as well as putting cushioned mats by her bed to cushion a… read more
My husband is really good with my Mum (83); he makes her laugh, sometimes takes over in answering the every-other-minute repetitive questions and now travels with me once a year to my parents’ winter home so we can take Mum away for a few days to give my Dad a break. I am very grateful for this help. However, this time, he got very frustrated with me for “trying to over-control everything” and I am pretty angry at the lack of empathy and support I experienced. When away with my Mum, I have to… read more
Many articles discuss short term memory loss but nothing about long term memory loss. My mother does not recall any memories. It's not only surprising but very difficult to converse with her about any subjects since her sort term memory is poor and she has no recall of memories from the past
I show her recent photo's of her great grand children which she loves to see and she seems happy and says how cute they are. We have tried looking at old photo's and she asks who these people are including… read more
The book is called Contented dementia.
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