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How Do I Get Her To Take A Shower, She Thinks She Does?

How Do I Get Her To Take A Shower, She Thinks She Does?

posted January 20
A myALZteam Member

This is the biggest drawback with husband. Refuses. He feels he just took one. Very upsetting when 10 days pass. I do keep a calendar in the bathroom but he says I’m lying. If only someone had the… read more

posted 6 days ago

How Do I Get My Mother To Stay In A Wheelchair?

How Do I Get My Mother To Stay In A Wheelchair?

My mother has been in a care facility for a little over a year. She is now at the point in this disease that she is losing her ability to walk due to muscle weakness and stability issues. The nursing home is trying to get her to use a wheelchair which I totally agree with. The trouble is, of course, mom forgets she needs to use a wheelchair and gets up on her own and walks. Sometimes she is fine and can walk with no problems but sometimes she needs the wheelchair. Every time I visit I try… read more

posted January 18
A myALZteam Member

Thank you Pam, The wheelchair is new this unbalanceness is new. We are just introducing the wheelchair as of last week. She does have an alarm that alerts the nurses station when she gets out of… read more

posted January 18

Getting Out Of Bed In Morning

Getting Out Of Bed In Morning

I am having trouble getting my husband out of bed in morning. He is awake and more or less answers questions but refuses to get up. It takes me almost 2 hrs sometimes. Once up, he is okay.
Any ideas or hints would be appreciated.

posted January 17
A myALZteam Member

You know, 7 is unreasonable. What good would it do
Is there a reason to get her up before she is willing? Is she in early stage & depressed or later stage when they always sleep more?

Would her… read more

posted January 20

Can I Copy And Paste A Typed Story?

Can I Copy And Paste A Typed Story?

posted January 15
A myALZteam Member

Should be a member I think. Maybe someone else knows

posted January 15

Can A Early Alzheimers Patient Experience Changes At A Faster Pace?

Can A Early Alzheimers Patient Experience Changes At A Faster Pace?

It's just the past week that my husband has been having new changes taking place. Is this to be expected? Trouble with time, taking meds, etc. He had been doing so well until suddenly these changes are excellerating.

posted January 15
A myALZteam Member

I thought my husband was joking when he said he didn’t know where we were going. I had told him several days we were going to see our grandson play soccer at a city an hour and a half away. He lives… read more

posted 6 days ago

Are Others Remembring More Of Thier Nigt Time Dreams?

Are Others Remembring More Of Thier Nigt Time Dreams?

Dreammer

posted January 14
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member My Fibromyalgia keeps me out of the dream state. I am usually not asleep long enough to reach ream sleep.

posted January 14

Wondering If When A Person Dealing With Dementia Can Show A Severe Decline While Fighting A Virus?

Wondering If When A Person Dealing With Dementia Can Show A Severe Decline While Fighting A Virus?

posted January 9
A myALZteam Member

Every time my mother got a UTI, she would pretty much turn into a zombie. I could see it the minute I walked into the door (of her nursing home.) I would tell staff but they said she has to tell… read more

posted 6 days ago

Just Wondering …how Do You Pay For Memory Care If You Can’t Come Up With The 5-10k Per Month For A Private Facility?

Just Wondering …how Do You Pay For Memory Care If You Can’t Come Up With The 5-10k Per Month For A Private Facility?

posted January 8
A myALZteam Member

@A myALZteam Member,
I live in California.
Is this IHSS?
I want to know this . If you can give me some more information , I appreciate!

posted January 15

Is It Normal For A Person With Dementia To Sleep More And More.

Is It Normal For A Person With Dementia To Sleep More And More.

It seems that every time I visit this is happening more and more. It worries me that it will happen more and more. He was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2015. He is 76 years old.

posted January 8
A myALZteam Member

In my case, she would go through phases of sleeping more and more, then she would suddenly be awake all the time for a day or two before returning to the previous pattern
I would add that the sudden… read more

posted January 16
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