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