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A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Sealton! If you go to the drop down menu under the three bars in the upper right corner, you should find an option called “Account Settings.” Click… read more

posted 14 days ago

Everyday Mom Cries To Go Home. Home Was In IN Now Lives With Me (safer) In NJ. What Should I Respond To Handle This Daily Stressor For Her?

Everyday Mom Cries To Go Home. Home Was In IN Now Lives With Me (safer) In NJ. What Should I Respond To Handle This Daily Stressor For Her?

I tried deflecting, she does not understand she’s safe now, she does not realize she needs help

A myALZteam Member said:

"I Love what you have done with the house" Over and over. She will come to believe it. Patience, persistence and a bit of humor goes a long way

posted 16 days ago

Caregivers Guilt 😢

Caregivers Guilt 😢

About 5 years ago, my brothers and I sat down with Mom to discuss the behaviors we noticed and our concern. We asked her what her plan of what she would want if she could not live by herself anymore. Mom said she wanted to live with me, for me to take care of her and to make decisions for her. Largely, that is because I am her only living daughter. I promised her I would, even bought a house with a mother-in-law suite. My little brother moved in for about a year, which postponed her move a bit.… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I know everyone going through being a caregiver that the circumstance will be different for each individual. My question is, in the late stage of the… read more

posted 4 days ago

Not Knowing How To Handle His Daughter Being Sick

Not Knowing How To Handle His Daughter Being Sick

My husband daughter has brain cancer. We can talk with her but she lives in Texas and we are in Tennessee We got goggle nest so he could FaceTime her but she had gained a lot of weight and had no hair. He was very upset the rest of the day and cried She is in the Army and they are taking good care of her. He doesn’t remember unless we call and she has to tell him all over again .I don’t call her often as I feel bad but it is so upsetting for him. I would like… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Try writing texts to her regularly with photos and ilinks to interesting appropriate reading if she is able to use her cell or computer.

posted 5 days ago

Eating Etiquette

Eating Etiquette

Hi everyone, can someone let me know how they cope with their love one eating. My husband doesn't have a problem with eating but he seems not to be able to see what is on the left side of his plate and ends up pushing the food all over to the left and then off the side of the plate. I have to constantly move his food back to the centre of the plate so he can see that he hasn't finished his dinner. Also, he uses a fork only and has it upside down so rather than spearing the food he is scooping… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Make sure the food is easy to eat: small pieces and portions. Eating with fingers is ok if it makes it easier for her. Put a napkin on lap to avoid mess… read more

posted 5 days ago

What Questions Should I Ask As A Caregiver My Roommates Doctor At His Follow Up Appointment After His Diagnosis In January 2021

What Questions Should I Ask As A Caregiver My Roommates Doctor At His Follow Up Appointment After His Diagnosis In January 2021

My roommates appointment is tomorrow with his primary care doctor . He was diagnosed in January with dementia/Alzheimers. What questions should I ask in relation to his diagnosis? He was diagnosed at moderate stage dementia. I would appreciate any suggestions
Thank you

A myALZteam Member said:

RobertED: Thank you very much for referring me to this link. I do so appreciate your guidance.

posted 18 days ago
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