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When Alzheimers Has Been Diagnosed In Your Family History, Have You Been Tested?

When Alzheimers Has Been Diagnosed In Your Family History, Have You Been Tested?

I’ve got 3 generations of family with history of Alzheimers. Has anyone had genetic testing, or MRIs, for baseline? If so, are you glad you did?

A myALZteam Member said:

Both of my parents had dementia. My father had Alzheimer's and my mother had Lewy Body dementia as did her brother. I am not sure I want to know if I… read more

posted about 1 year ago

I Heard About This New ALZ Vaccine. What Is This All About?

I Heard About This New ALZ Vaccine. What Is This All About?

What is it all about ? is it for our family members to cure them or is it for us the family members who could get it and have the genes predisposed to getting it and should I ask about getting it when it goes to human trials?

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member....there is familial Alz and also a specific gene folks can be tested for,,,.,these both make heredity possible in some cases.

posted 5 months ago

My Husband "likes" Keep Changing. He Used To Love Salmon Not Now Though! Eats A Big Breakfast,

My Husband "likes" Keep Changing. He Used To Love Salmon Not Now Though! Eats A Big Breakfast,

some lunch and gives half dinner to dog! Getting thinner....dangerous?

A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby undiagnosed yet fall asleep all the time sitting. I call it his reboot. While he's sleeping he talks sometimes. He moves his fingers looks like… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Has Anyone Gotten A Pet After Your Loved Ones Diagnosis For The Purpose Of Providing Comfort And Activity?

Has Anyone Gotten A Pet After Your Loved Ones Diagnosis For The Purpose Of Providing Comfort And Activity?

We have always had a dog (my husband loves dogs) but our last one died several months after my husbands diagnosis and I just didn’t think I could handle something else to take care of. But now we have a home with a fenced in back yard and I’m wondering if a dog would provide comfort and activity for him. He is middle stages and I would be the one caring for the dog. One of my concerns would be if after we… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband never allowed a cat in the house but now has bonded to a rescue cat we adopted. Still insist it sleeps in garage at nite

posted about 12 hours ago

Can Anyone Give Me Guidelines As To When To Start Hospice?

Can Anyone Give Me Guidelines As To When To Start Hospice?

Mom recently got discharged from her assisted living and is in a rehab, not of our choosing. After a hospital visit, that was recommended by the doctor at the assisted living, they decided that she was not well enough to return there.She is not doing well, very agitated and sometimes aggressive. We have tried to adjust her meds and she is either still agitated or totally snowed. In the last 3 weeks she has lost the ability to ambulate and has difficulty… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you, Whispers. I know you are right. I am spending as much time as possible with her and have even had a few sweet moments. But when she is clear,… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Medication For Depression

Medication For Depression

Just thought I'd let you all know that my husband was getting very depressed as his alzheimers is worsening. He was even saying he wanted to die and he's had enough of this world. His appetite had hit ground zero and he's very underweight anyway so that was a big concern. The doc got him on to citalopram 20mg once a day. Brilliant!!!! after a couple of weeks a huge change.... hes happy every day now and that makes the alzheimers much more managable. I totally recommend it. He's getting… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My mother had good results for a few months but has now become extremely paranoid. She believes she is a government agent in the assisted living… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Do You Ever Doubt Your Loved Ones Diagnosis?

Do You Ever Doubt Your Loved Ones Diagnosis?

When my husband is out of sorts, I think okay, this really is happening. But sometimes (a lot here lately), I wonder could this all be a mistake? Could something else have been going on 6months ago and now it’s over? My husband has been on Aricept for about 5 or 6 months and since July 2nd on the highest dosage. Does he really need it anymore? I am so confused and I don’t want him labeled with something he doesn’t have! Has anyone else ever went through this doubt or… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband didn't seem like a classic Alzheimers case either.After many specialists appointments They all agreed he had Dementia and that Alzheimers… read more

posted 10 months ago

About Mixed Emotions

About Mixed Emotions

does anyone else get different emotions when some days are good you feel happy then the next day is a difficult one were you feel your not coping well

A myALZteam Member said:

Yes day to day can be challenging
Check to see if other things are setting them off such as pain or frustration
Validation can sometimes help but if… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Mom Keeps Saying She Wants A Dog Or A Cat

Mom Keeps Saying She Wants A Dog Or A Cat

Mom keeps saying she wants a cat or a dog. She thinks she can just go for a walk with the dog but it is determined she should not walk without someone else. I am not ready to take on the responsibility of a dog, maybe a cat. When I offer to take her to humane society to visit with the cats, she says she's not ready to make a decision. I know a cat would be a good companion for her. What is the best way to encourage this?

A myALZteam Member said:

I would definitely get her a cat, try getting a really young one.Ive never had pets all my life but now have two cats and they are the seeetest. That… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

How Do You React Without Just Falling Apart When Your Spouse Asks "what Is Your Name?"

How Do You React Without Just Falling Apart When Your Spouse Asks "what Is Your Name?"

He was at grocery pharmacy and the pharmacist told him he is our neighbor and asked what my name is - my husband could not tell him.....and he asked me after being home a while.

A myALZteam Member said:

This breaks my dad's heart when my mom does it. Other days, she calls him by name.

posted 8 months ago