My mom has latched onto a 3 foot high santa decoration on a stand. I need to find something smaller. The stuffed animals don't work for her. The robotic ones I have seen are so expensive.
My mom has latched onto a 3 foot high santa decoration on a stand. I need to find something smaller. The stuffed animals don't work for her.
My mother (89, with moderate dementia) was not doing well on Xanax for sundowning and related anxiety, The doctor thought it might be contributing to some of her symptoms. He prescribed 12.5 mg of Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate) to be taken once in the evening and stopping the Xanax. Looking at the Medication Insert, I see that a serious side effect is "the risk of death in the elderly with dementia" and "risk of suicidal thoughts," and "not indicated for elderly patients with… read more
My wife has been diagnosed with ALZ/Dementia about 2 years ago. She cannot speak, she urinates on herself and never wipes after she goes to the bathroom. She has stopped driving and can do nothing for herself. I have to assist her with bathing and dressing. The only thing she can do is feed herself. Unfortunately, she need a knee replacement so it's difficult for her to get around.
What help can you offer in this situation because she cannot be left alone.
I have the story of my wife's dementia that was originally a 3 part series published in my newspaper column. I kind of condensed the 3 parts into one 1650 word document. Is this too big to publish as my story?
I am placing my mother in memory care and doing all of this alone. I would like to know how I can get the state inspection and Medicare ratings for facilities. Also, what other type of questions besides what is obvious should I be asking and looking for? I know when touring, they guide you essentially but what don't they just come out and say that I need to know. Your advice is very much appreciated, thank you in advance!
My mom is 74, diagnosed with Alzheimer's 4 years ago. Her symptoms are markedly worse when she isn't sleeping well and when her stress level is high. Sleep seems to be a constant problem for her. Her doctor prescribed a very small dose of Quetiapine 3 nights a week, but I feel like the medication might be making her confusion worse, and she seems to hallucinate sometimes, especially during the night, and I wonder if that is also caused by the Quetiapine.
Has anyone had a doctor recommend a… read more
What’s a better approach. It is so very difficult to find activities he can actually participate in!