I am trying to figure out how to help my mother-in-law who has been with us 2 months.
I need an official diagnosis but would like more details on caregiving and what level she's at, and whether certain meds are affecting her paranoia. Need advice on psychiatric meds, etc. So do I go to appointments using HER insurance? Or go to my own psychiatrist and ask questions about her? (I don't actually have one) How do you manage these things?
And I'm afraid to say to her "you have Alzheimers so I need… read more
My husband was diagnosed in May 2018 with early onset Alzheimer's dementia, and in 2020 developed a seizure disorder, resulting in a spinal fracture. He is currently walking with a shuffling gait and some balance issues, but has not resumed use of the walker after recovering from the spinal fracture. He is fully incontinent and nearly non-verbal, and requires 24/7 care and assistance with all ADL's. I am trying to figure out if I need to purchase a vehicle that is equipped for a wheelchair.
Thank you for sharing your experienced insight. I am an eternal optimist and a preparer...there is so little we can ACTUALLY do to direct the course of our lives in this role...
Has anyone experienced hypersexuality in their loved one? After a couple of years of absolute no interest in intimacy, now my husband is obsessed with becoming sexually active constantly. Looking for suggestions to handle this situation and to determine if it is common.
My dad lives over 4 hours from my house with stopd. Today, I'm going to my Dad's house. He thinks I'm coming up later this month. Is it okay to just pop in without him knowing I'm coming? Anytime I go, he cleans everything up. I want to see how he's doing and get lots of things accomplished while I'm there. He hides certain things I want to take with me this trip too. With him starting to become angy needs to go away this trip. I just hope he doesn't get mad at me. I don't think he will… read more
Yesterday my husbands doctors office called and told me his doctor wanted me to call my husbands insurance company and request in home psychiatric care. Apparently I have to call myself and initiate the request. Does anyone have experience with psychiatric care visits and did you find them useful?