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Mum Has Started Biting Her Nails. Anyone Else Experienced This?

Mum Has Started Biting Her Nails. Anyone Else Experienced This?

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

A myALZteam Member said:

My dad had started biting his. He bites them down to nothing because he is nervous. Hard habit to break

posted 8 months ago

Do You Have A Favorite Power Of Attorney Form You Can Download And Do Yourself? I Need To Get This Set Up For Both Of My Parents.

Do You Have A Favorite Power Of Attorney Form You Can Download And Do Yourself? I Need To Get This Set Up For Both Of My Parents.

Would really like to find one that has one primary attorney-in-fact" with two "successors." (Virginia if that matters)

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member I did find a lot of documents, but none that matched exactly what I wanted. So I downloaded and edited. Hopefully, no one will actually put this in front of any lawyers. We… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Has Anyone Dealt With The Altsheimers Sufferer Wrapping Their Poo Up In Toilet Paper And Hiding It In Their Bedroom

Has Anyone Dealt With The Altsheimers Sufferer Wrapping Their Poo Up In Toilet Paper And Hiding It In Their Bedroom

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I knew a lady who wrapped poo and laid it nicely on a tray with other, more pleasant, items. She would stand outside her house and, when we asked her, she said she was waiting for the soldiers to… read more

posted 9 months 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.

A myALZteam Member said:

I have been24/7 caregiver for my wife for 5 1/2 Years. I am exhausted and have lost 25 lbs. I now have hired help 20 hrs. Per week and able to get by. I am at the point of considering a Memory Care… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

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:

Thank you all so much for your responses - they are so appreciated. I will look into all the recommendations also. Thank you thank you thank you!

posted 10 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 10 months 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:

Oh boy I guess we all have the same problem. My husband take a shower once a week and he said that he bathe the day before.

posted 3 months ago

Hearing Aids And Memory Loss

Hearing Aids And Memory Loss

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I bought my mom hearing aids years ago and she said they hurt her ears. When we speak to her she yells, "I can't hear you"! How is anyone supposed to help someone who does this?

posted about 1 month 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:

I just re-read this post and comments. Indeed, we will not see our 50th wedding anniversary. Bill died march 19, 2020. We were married 49 years, 7 months, and 5 days. It was a blessing to have had… read more

posted 11 months ago