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My Husband Has Transitioned From Knowing Me To Now I Am Almost A Stranger Living In His House.
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How did anyone handle this. I feel I am on the edge of being kicked out any time. My son lives nearby but is out of town for another week. He left the bedroom last night for the first time. I feel he is totally out of it. He refuses to see a neurologist. The stories he told about being in the middle east boggle the mind.

posted September 5
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My husband can be verbally abusive but not physical thank god! We started him on some meds about 3 weeks ago not seeing much improvement yet. We go back to the dr. in 4-6 weeks may have to increase… read more

posted September 5
My Husband Mumbles/repeats Words ALL The Time. Is
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There is no quiet time, except when he’s sleeping or eating. Say a word or 2 and he’ll sound that out for hours. Do I need to up/change meds? I can deal with it, but it’s hard to take him anywhere in public and he wants to go.

posted September 4
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It is all part of the disease my mother in law did the same thing.

posted 1 day ago
My Husband Is Now At The Stage Where He Is Messing His Pants. What Are People Using For This? Depends Or Something Similar?
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posted September 4
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I recently had one experience with my husband being incontinent after we returned from our 3 week trip to CT/RI to see family and friends. None since although I did buy men's Depends to have on hand… read more

posted September 12
How Did You Get Your Financials In Order For The Future
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Both my husband and myself are in beginning of dementia. Trying to get everything figured out before I am unable to

posted September 4
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Hi Kathy
Before my wife got Alzheimer's I did a trust and medical and legal powers of attorny. I didn't have a Do Not Ressutate, but did it just before she passed. I never thought it would be… read more

posted September 4
Leqembi
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Has anyone looked into Leqembi to treat alzheimers?
I asked my wife's neurologist about it & she was not very forthcoming with any information.

posted August 29
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From what I've read, it delays disease progression somewhat, is very expensive, and has some potentially life-threatening side effects which need to be very carefully considered. Here's what Consumer… read more

posted September 9
Is There An Alzheimer’s Drug That Has Worked Good?
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posted August 28
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Very sorry to hear that. The information was great.Hang in there.

posted August 29
Has Anyone Tried Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments For Alzheimer's?
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I am interested in trying hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) for my wife. Does anyone have experience they would share. The medical doctors will not have anything good to say about HBOT. I personally had HBOT for CRVO in my left eye. My doctor called it quackery but after the treatments he did admit that my vision was improved but still would not attribute the improvement to HBOT because it is not sanctioned by AMA. I am not very pleased with the medical doctors we have been involved with… read more

posted August 28
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I have had the Beacon 40 for several years and agree that it seemed to help for awhile.

posted September 5
Hallucinations
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My Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the end of last year she has started to have some pretty bad hallucinations I'm so confused and lost and sad I don't know exactly the right way to handle this in a way that is best for my Mom please help im ooen ti new ideas and suggestions that may have worked for any of you Thanks.

posted August 27
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Thank you all very much for the suggestions. I plan to call her doctor today about her hallucinations and maybe medication as we had a very rough night last night. It's so very hard watching my Mother… read more

posted August 28
Did Durable Power Of Attorney For My Mom Before Testing Was Done. Test Results Came Back She Has Alzheimer’s. No Car And Managing Money.
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Did durable power of attorney for my mom before testing was done. Test results came back she has Alzheimer’s. No car and family managing money for her. She thinks I am stealing her money now and trying to undo things i put in place with the banks. Only managing it for her so she can have money to live on. She also says she never signed that paper making me me look like i am stealing. She also uses foul language all the time and hates the doctor. The last month and a half has been awful I hope it… read more

posted August 27
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Bob3, It sounds as though your wife still ‘manages’ her money. I understand your hesitation to take over. Unfortunately, it will most likely not get better on this front. If you have children, would… read more

posted September 7
My Mom Has Started To Poop Next Her Bed. Is This A New Stage? I’m Not Sure What’s Going On Here.
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Lately my mom has been pooping next to her bed and peeing. It seems as though she gets up in the middle of the night to go potty and just goes next to her bed on the floor.

posted August 27
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Thank you so much! Right now she’s living in a retirement community and we have recently added more caregiver help. Some neighbors found her wandering in the middle of the night so we are having… read more

posted August 27
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