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How Do You Determine What Phase Of Alzheimer Your Loved One Is In?

How Do You Determine What Phase Of Alzheimer Your Loved One Is In?

A myALZteam Member said:

My son is Down Syndrome and has been diagnosed with ALZ. I was able to take care of him at home until he fell last year. After the fall he was no longer able to walk at all , feed himself or… read more

posted 27 days 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 know of a misdiagnosis being… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Susie Q.My husband was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago and every day is a new day for him, some days I think he is fine but in the same day I see that he is not. You really hit home with your… read more

posted 7 months ago

Different Sorts Of Dementia

Different Sorts Of Dementia

I have been involved in the workup of my Fathers condition from the start, and being a medical professional myself, have understood all the diagnostics and differentials that needed to be considered to get a handle on why he was experiencing the symptoms he was at the time. In fact, i was more concerned about it all than his doctor, who was trying to blow it off as "normal aging". All the workup led to was a neurologist confirming that there was diffuse cerebral atrophy. Named it "Dementia-… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

We were told the meds really don’t help, possibly slow down the deterioration. Clinical trials maybe an option.

posted 8 months ago

Seroquel For Dementia

Seroquel For Dementia

Hi everyone:

My mother (89, with moderate dementia) was not doing well on Xanax for sundowning and related anxiety, The doctor thought it might be contributing to some of her symptoms. He prescribed 12.5 mg of Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) to be taken once in the evening and stopping the Xanax. Looking at the Medication Insert, I see that a serious side effect is "the risk of death in the elderly with dementia" and "risk of suicidal thoughts," and "not indicated for elderly patients with… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband was given this medication also. I did not give it to him after I researched the side effects. I think it would not be good for him. Too many side effect for me to be comfortable using this… read more

posted 4 months 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 got the pet if I found I couldn’t handle it and had to rehome, how it would affect him
If… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I waited and got a kitten after my husband passed away. It was a godsend. Gave me something to do and love. Where your husband is still home maybe an adult cat from the animal shelter would be easier… read more

posted 8 months ago

My Husband Cant Perform But He Thinks He Can And Then Gets Mad At Me If I Say No. Any Suggestions

My Husband Cant Perform But He Thinks He Can And Then Gets Mad At Me If I Say No. Any Suggestions

I love my husband very much. But since the ALZ kicked in he thinks about sex all the time and that part of our life is gone and he wants to try and gets upset with me cause i wont give in butt there is no sence in it cause aint nothing gonna happen anyway so i get accused of having an affair. I just tell him i love him and i just want to cuddle. or sleep. I dont want to hurt his feelings or make him think he aint attractive to me. Do you know what i mean. I am just beside myself will ALL of… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Linda great post. Hope it helps Susie. Thinking about you

posted almost 3 years ago

Aricept Cause Upset Stomach?

Aricept Cause Upset Stomach?

Moms been complaining of upset stomach for about a week now. Shes been on aricept for a little over a month. Just last week her dose went up to 10mg. I'm wondering if this could be the cause. I haven't had a chance to read the side affects. She hasn't eaten a whole lot besides soup. Was gonna give a call to the doc, but thought I'd ask of anyone else had experienced this.

A myALZteam Member said:

I took it until today ( since last Friday !) I'm sooo weak from dehydration and diarrhea. Was losing weight daily . Read the benefits ( only mild in some cases for 6mos .) READ ALL SIDE EFFECTS , I… read more

posted 5 months ago

Does Anyone Know The Reason For A Neuropsychologist?

Does Anyone Know The Reason For A Neuropsychologist?

She's had her Neurologist visit last week.. He prescribed donepezil and didn't give a firm diagnosis, except age related changes/memory/ amnesia. 🙄

She had a follow up with her PC yesterday. Both she and the neurologist want her to see a psychiatrist for the depression, behavior issues and insomnia. I've scheduled that appointment.

PC is also wanting her to see a neuropsychologist. Why? I am just so overwhelmed 😞

A myALZteam Member said:

Bless you Mommom! I too believe in studies and the advantage of studying and while it may not be available to us, it w i l l help future generations! As a caretaker with Muscular Dystrophy, I… read more

posted 6 months ago

Pets

Pets

How does everyone handle the case of an Alzheimer's patient with pets
Specifically, my husband has two dogs - big ones - that he adores. I know that having pets are good for an Alzheimer's patient, and caring for them gives the patient something to focus on, but he is overfeeding them (treats every 20 minutes or so) and has forgotten them outside. When he puts them outside in cold weather (it's -28 Celsius here today) I have to watch and get them in as soon as I can. I'm already tired from… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

We have 5 pets. 2 small dogs and 3 kitties. The dogs need a lot of care now as they are both deaf, one is also blind and one is in diapers. I take care of them all. Rick's 'job' is to give them… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Please Share With Me The Time Frame You Have Personally Experienced With Alzheimer’s

Please Share With Me The Time Frame You Have Personally Experienced With Alzheimer’s

I am fully aware that each patient is unique with this disease. I still would appreciate hearing your own experiences. From the time that symptoms were first observed how and when was the diagnosis made? Then after that how many years did it take for the disease to progress to its more advanced or final stage?
Thank you.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has the light box so far I see no difference

posted 3 months ago