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Mom is having trouble getting up and walking. How to help?

Mom is having trouble getting up and walking. How to help?

A physical therapist once told me that a walker is not an option for Alz patients as they won't be able to use it correctly. What options are there to help her get around? She's in the mid-late stage.

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A myALZteam Member said:

My MIL uses a walker to help keep her balance. She has to be reminded to use it If you don’t remind her and make her use it she will fall.

posted 19 days ago
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My mother will not get up out of bed, stays there till mid day! Sometimes 4pm! Any suggestions! Nothing physically wrong!

My mother will not get up out of bed, stays there till mid day! Sometimes 4pm! Any suggestions! Nothing physically wrong!

If i suggest we are meeting someone of shopping she gets worse!

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A myALZteam Member said:

Checking for depression is a good idea. Have you tried to accommodate her by letting her stay in bed? It might help your stress level if she is in her… read more

posted 24 days ago
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Should I tell my MIL that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?

Should I tell my MIL that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s?

She is mid stage and was diagnosed about 6 months ago. The memory center did not tell her. People are asking if she knows. I figured she would just argue and be more paranoid. Your thoughts?

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A myALZteam Member said:

I did not think of that. Duh! I will talk to them about it at her next appointment.

posted 23 days ago
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Please share with me the time frame you have personally experienced with Alzheimer’s

Please share with me the time frame you have personally experienced with Alzheimer’s

I am fully aware that each patient is unique with this disease. I still would appreciate hearing your own experiences. From the time that symptoms were first observed how and when was the diagnosis made? Then after that how many years did it take for the disease to progress to its more advanced or final stage?
Thank you.

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A myALZteam Member said:

Scared Wife, with all due respect the kids do not get to decide what is best for your husband. They mean well but you already stated his wishes in your… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Does everyone with dementia become restless at some stage?

Does everyone with dementia become restless at some stage?

My husband is so content that I can’t imagine him ever being aggressive or wandering.
Does sundowners, wandering and aggression happen AFTER he stops being able to recognize people?
Is it inevitable?
At this point I need to do everything for him and he’s not troubled by it.
He’s always been very relaxed. Could he possibly remain so?

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A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, my MIL is has the same symptoms. I play along so much with her thinking that I am beginning to question reality. Room full of people that I don’t… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Simple task I ask husband to do ends up with me frustrated and him looking like a scared puppy. I cry..sad..help..

Simple task I ask husband to do ends up with me frustrated and him looking like a scared puppy. I cry..sad..help..

Married 5 yesrs..he'll tell people 18..hes so busy with this and that and things I make him do he has no time..I untrue...simple things..like bring cooler to car....never makes it to our destination..I'm not doing so good. Trying to be him and me and get both or ALL done...has actually caused me to have A-fib...help

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A myALZteam Member said:

My husband tell friends that he is busy too, think it is a way to get out of talking or whatever he can get out of, it Ok I think friend know what’s… read more

posted 14 days ago
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any suggestions on how to get spouse to take meds?

any suggestions on how to get spouse to take meds?

Sometimes my husband refuses to take meds. He holds the pill in his hand and refuses to put it in his mouth. Other times he puts it in his mouth, holds it, takes a drink of water, swishes it around and spits it out.
He is in his 7th year of ALZ and no amount of reasoning or kind persuasion seems to work.

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A myALZteam Member said:

I had a patient 100 yrs old. I crushed her pills every evening & mixed w a spoonful or two of yogurt. I always spoon fed it to her myself to be sure… read more

posted 24 days ago
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