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Does anyone notice there loved one different during a full moon.

Does anyone notice there loved one different during a full moon.

My mum changes when there is a full moon she gets more agitated and stressed.
Mum also seems vacant.
Has anyone else notice changes.

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A myALZteam Member said:

Vacant is a good word to describe my brother. It’s shocking and sad when he is like this as he was always just the opposite.

posted 4 days ago
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My husband has never been a big talker but now he rarely initiates a conversation.

My husband has never been a big talker but now he rarely initiates a conversation.

My husband is still pastoring our church and when we do visitation he greets the people then leaves me to carry the conversation. Is anyone else experiencing this with your loved one?

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A myALZteam Member said:

Bless both your hearts!! My husband has always been a "loner" and while we don't socialize, he has always encouraged me to have friends....more… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Mum has started biting her nails. Anyone else experienced this?

Mum has started biting her nails. Anyone else experienced this?

Mum moved in with us last year. She seems settled and very happy, and others comment on how well she is looking. After a few months, mum asked to sell her home and although I encouraged her to keep it for a while longer, the family agreed with her and we went ahead. Mum was present on the many occasions when we sorted through everything and we have moved familiar furniture and many, many items into her room. Mum only sleeps in her room, otherwise she… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

My mom bites her nails only on the right hand, bizarre! But I leave it alone, I can think of worse things. This is harmless.

posted 9 days ago
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Can dementia suddenly manifest itself with semi consciousness and confusion?

Can dementia suddenly manifest itself with semi consciousness and confusion?

My husband has had dementia for 5 years. Four years ago he had an episode and has now been hospitalized with another. Generally he doesn't recognize me, most of his speech is gibberish and he is immobile. Normally He is self sufficient, very mobile and verbal. He acts like someone who has had a stroke but the doctors say no. I'm hoping to get him into a nearby rehab facility as the hospital wants to release him as all tests have come… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Rehab on a trial basis might be good but don't be surprised if they discharge because of inability to learn or follow commands! If he's 24 hour care you… read more

posted 9 days ago
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Is this forum public

Is this forum public

Just need to know to protect myself and my spouse. Thank you.

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A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks Linda - yes, privacy on FB is of utmost importance.

posted 17 days ago
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How do I stop my mom’s friends from feeding her fears about me spending her money?

How do I stop my mom’s friends from feeding her fears about me spending her money?

My mom has a few friends who feed into her fear that I am buying things for myself/paying my bills with her money, which I’m not. In fact, neither my brother nor I are her POA because I’m order to minimize her stress, we want to stay out of her finances thereby remaining above suspicion. Unfortunately for me, it’s not working. At the request of her POA, I had her mail transferred to my address, which is where a lot of the confusion… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Paranoia is common, my husband used to handle finances and iof course now I do! He questions and accuses me a lot and it's very frustrating. I would… read more

posted 9 days ago
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Showering

Showering

I use a hand held shower spray to assist my husband with his shower. The shower is small so there is always some water splash back on the floor. I have a towel rolled up outside the shower and a rug in front of that. Any suggestions on how to better prevent water damage and protect the flooring?

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A myALZteam Member said:

I can see how that would work. Thanks for the suggestion.

posted 20 days ago
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Clubs for people to attend

Clubs for people to attend

Hello,
Just a quick question, My mother has Alzheimer’s and is enjoying attending a club once a week in Shard End. The current cost has now gone up to 48 pounds a day. On top of this she has to pay for transport which is also going up. She lives in the YARDLEY area, does anyone know of anywhere that she could access that is a little cheaper.


Kind Regards
Jane Kigonya-Ugbo

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A myALZteam Member said:

Hi, Jane. It may be worth contacting adult social care. I know programmes vary by area but here ASC make available funds for carers to buy respite time.… read more

posted 23 days ago
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Do you have a favorite Power of Attorney form you can download and do yourself? I need to get this set up for both of my parents.

Do you have a favorite Power of Attorney form you can download and do yourself? I need to get this set up for both of my parents.

Would really like to find one that has one primary attorney-in-fact" with two "successors." (Virginia if that matters)

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A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member I did find a lot of documents, but none that matched exactly what I wanted. So I downloaded and edited. Hopefully, no one will… read more

posted 8 days ago
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