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!
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.