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Advice On Violent Behavior And Cbh

Advice On Violent Behavior And Cbh

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I have heard cbd oil works good for lifting the mood and calming the mood. I spoke with someone knowledgeable at the cbd store. I am sure you know CBD isn't THC.

posted 7 months ago

Activities

Activities

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!

A myALZteam Member said:

A couple of other ideas I learned from visiting at a memory care facility: Pick 4 categories such as a first name, a city, a country and an occupation. Go through the alphabet identifying items… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Am I Wrong For Not Being Truthful With My Pops About His Parents Passing Away?

Am I Wrong For Not Being Truthful With My Pops About His Parents Passing Away?

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

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother has never accepted that my father is dead (seven years now) so when my oldest brother died last year we had to make the decision not to tell her. His sweet wife continues to call and fill… read more

posted 2 months ago

Alzheimers And No Long Term Memory

Alzheimers And No Long Term Memory

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Janice, me too. My mom still remembers me but two days when I was there a month ago (we live out of state) she didn't realize who I was. Broke my heart.

I talk to her almost daily on an Echo Show… 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

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

Getting My Precious Mother With Alzheimer To Shower.

Getting My Precious Mother With Alzheimer To Shower.

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I have the same problem with my mom.She doesnt shower at all,or wash her hair.She will wear the same cloths all week,she says she doesnt do anything so they are not dirty.I dont have the answer… read more

posted 7 months ago

Sleeping In

Sleeping In

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 ...

A myALZteam Member said:

Agree

posted 3 months ago

My Mum Is 82 Lives On Her Own , How Will I Know When To Help Her Full Time As She Denies Any Problem.

My Mum Is 82 Lives On Her Own , How Will I Know When To Help Her Full Time As She Denies Any Problem.

Mum was diagnosed in march 2017 , im an only child and work full time .self employed. I go every morning to give her tablets and i go varying times during the week but she is so independent and refuses to admit she has alz
We spend most of the time looking for items and she get distressed when the gardener / window cleaner come incase she cant find keys or purse. Any advise on when to pack my work in and look after full time . Im worried sick that she isnt ok but always says she is ok . I cook… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I pray all goes well for you.

posted over 4 years ago

How Do You Know What Stage Your Loved One Is At?

How Do You Know What Stage Your Loved One Is At?

A myALZteam Member said:

I think my husband is in 5 to 6. Declined more over the last few months. It is sometimes hard to tell exactly where there at and what stage.

posted 3 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