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What Is The Proper Way To Tell Your Husband He Will Be Moved Into Assissted Living In A Few Days?
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A myALZteam Member

Jan, My husband has never acknowledged his dementia. I had a couple drs talk to him and he didn't think anything was wrong. He is now in memory care. We were advised not to tell him in advance as… read more

posted May 4
Activities In Memory Care - How To Address 99 Year Old Aunts Needs?
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Aunt is deaf but can read lips and captioning. Also, she cannot see distance. She is 99 and a wordsmith and great at conversation. There are no activities so I have to pay extra for personal aides to do things that are stimulating to her so she does not sit alone all day.

A myALZteam Member

Wonderful of you to address her needs for connection and stimulation. She would be so isolated without it.

posted April 27
My Husband Has Started To Obsess With Seeing Tiny Bugs Everywhere. It Can Be A Pepper Dot, A Spec Of Mulch, Etc. He Says They Are Bitting
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Him, but he is picking at his skin to make a cut. I don’t know how to explain to him it’s not bugs. So far I’ve had house sprayed, air ducts cleaned and now he want air duct replaced for 6000.00 dollars!!! Gets so angry when no one agrees with him. Help!

A myALZteam Member

I'm so sorry. I went through this for months (years?) with my dad. In his case, I think it might have been a reaction to a medication he was on, one that was causing him to feel "bites" on his calves… read more

posted May 10
CANNOT Get Loved One Out Of The House For Any Appointment Before 1pm. I'm A Morning Person - DONE By Afternoon.How Can I Get Him Out On Time
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Husband is 91 and in early-mid stages. He LOVEs to shower and I can't get him out. This is mostly what makes us late but it can be anything. I just can't get him out so that we're on time. Setting clock earlier doesn't help. Im a morning person and am just exhausted/done by the afternoon, so changing stuff to afternoon is not a favorable option for me.

A myALZteam Member

If you get an answer to this, PLEASE let me know!! My husband hides in the bathroom whenever we have to leave the house. He's in there for 15 minutes or more every time. I'm trying not argue with… read more

posted May 3
How Can We Deal With Our Mum When She Cannot Remember Being In Hospital And Is In Denial About It And Being Argumentative?
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Our Mum has Vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease

A myALZteam Member

I'm the one with dementia is my family. When I'm told that I don't remember something (or that I'm remembering something that never happened), I feel really sad or completely argumentative as i… read more

posted 2 days ago
Anyone’s Spouse Show Jealousy When You Go Out With Friends For Lunch?
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A myALZteam Member

All the time.He things my sons are my boyfriends and i can't get out without him any more and i try not to talk with men

posted 2 days ago
At What Stage Does Someone With Alzheimers Start Hearing Words?
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A myALZteam Member

Important question. Thank you for asking it. Moreover, thank you for sharing the informative answer. With love for this group 💕

posted April 24
Is Anyone Here Dealing With Lewy Body Dementia? That’s What My Husband Has And It’s Horrible
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A myALZteam Member

I think my husband has Lewy Bodies. A VA dr mentioned it. One of his first symptoms after memory loss was acting out dreams. I never received a definite diagnosis and I have no medical training. A… read more

posted April 26
What Tips Would You Share To Help Your Loved One's Seasonal Allergies?
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A myALZteam Member

I agree with BobbieKay1. I wear a mask, hat, long sleeves, and pants when mowing the lawn, when I go indoors, all cloths go directly into the wash. I shower to get the allergens removed from my hair… read more

posted May 1
I Was Reading An Article On Fb This Morning. It Was About Lewy Bodies. It Listed Some Causes Of Dementia, One Of Which Was Turbid Phlegm.
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A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member: A google search didn't bring up anything that I would trust, except that "Turbid phlegm refers to mucus that is thickened, discolored, or has an unusual texture." I'm skeptical… read more

posted April 17
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