Mum moved in with us last year. She seems settled and very happy, and others comment on how well she is looking. After a few months, mum asked to sell her home and although I encouraged her to keep it for a while longer, the family agreed with her and we went ahead. Mum was present on the many occasions when we sorted through everything and we have moved familiar furniture and many, many items into her room. Mum only sleeps in her room, otherwise she spends her days with us. During this… read more
Would really like to find one that has one primary attorney-in-fact" with two "successors." (Virginia if that matters)
My mom has started wrapping up her poo in toilet paper and hiding it in all different places in her bedroom. When I find it and question her she tells me the doctors asked her to collect it so they can run tests to help people live longer. I can't understand this action because my mom is the most cleanliness conscious person I know. If anyone has experienced this and has found a solution I would love to hear from you. Being a teacher I think I have a lot of patience and deal well with most… read more
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.
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
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!
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
I think my Mum (86 with moderate-to-advanced Alzheimer's) needs hearing aids. However, Mum and Dad have no insurance coverage for them, and with Mum's total memory loss and hiding of things, we're worried that she'll just immediately lose them. I was thinking of getting the type that has to sit in a charging station overnight as one way of preventing their loss. But that won't guarantee against her taking them out in the daytime and hiding them somewhere. Any suggestions? She can't really hear… 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