Have caregivers used Progressive Relaxation as a way to reduce their own stress? This technique has you listen to a soothing voice (with calming music) while you systematically clench and relax various muscle groups. I had found this technique useful several years ago, but I plan on returning to its use now that I am responsible for my wife’s care.
My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia earlier this year. His tremors have gotten very bad. The dr doesn't know if it is essential tremors or Parkinsons since they happen when at rest and movement. He referred him to a movement disorder specialist neurologist for evaluation. Someone said Parkinsons is a form of dementia.
My mom with alzheimer is constantly double dipping into next days meds in the blisterpac
Has anyone had luck with the lockable pills dispenser. It lights up and there's an alarm to remind her to take the meds. I cant be over there each time she takes them
These machines are expensive and hope it will work.
This happens from the time she wakes up until she goes to bed at night. She has started getting verbally aggressive sometimes when we tell her she is at home. Today she threatened to slap my dad if he didn't take her home right then. He's 87 and I also worry about his health as well.
She seems to have gotten much worse in the last couple weeks. She used to recognize the house much of the time, now she never does.
I think what my mom really wants is to go back her home 40+ years ago when she was taking care of her own mother and her aunt. She is constantly looking for them and worried that they need her and she can't find them.
My husband's neurologist recommended our family read it.
My mother moved in with our family a couple months ago. She does go my brother’s house on Saturdays to spend the day and evening with him. Recently on two seperate occasions when emptying her bedroom garbage can, there was quite a bit of urine soaked with Kleenex. When taking the bag from the can, some urine actually dripped from the bag. I was shocked and wondered how exactly this happened. Is she actually urinating directly into the can? Mom is not in the late stage… read more
My mother moved in with our family a couple months ago. I’ve been noticing that mom has been taking things and placing or even hiding things in her room. The first items were a bottle of Tide, Downy, Tide Pods and a few other items. She had placed them in one of those large gift bags. I was shocked to be honest. I was not sure how to respond so i simply said. “Oh mom, we need these things to do our laundy. If you need things, i would be happy to… read more