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How Do You Deal With A Person With Alzheimer's Self Esteem And Their Ordering A Meal When Going To A Restaurant?

How Do You Deal With A Person With Alzheimer's Self Esteem And Their Ordering A Meal When Going To A Restaurant?

My husband and I have been on this journey officially for almost a year (1/11/22). I've read several books that have helped me immensely. I have not had any history in my family of Alzheimer so this is very new for me. I realize each day is different and I've been able to use some of the tools I have learned from the books to help me respond or deal with my husband's reaction. However, yesterday, I failed and don't know what I should do in the future if this situation arises again. My… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I've heard of that. I'll look into this. I made up one myself but would like to compare.

posted 1 day ago

What Do You Do When Your Husband Doesn’t Want To Do Anything..see Friends, Short Road Trips, Do Puzzles, But Says He Is Bored. Help

What Do You Do When Your Husband Doesn’t Want To Do Anything..see Friends, Short Road Trips, Do Puzzles, But Says He Is Bored. Help

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is stubborn. He has forgotten how to do the things he used to do,(following instructions. and gets confused if I say to much at one time) I do all financial, actually everything. He dont… read more

edited, originally posted 7 days ago

Ambien

Ambien

A myALZteam Member said:

As an old retired nurse I can attest to the fact that drugs do react differently in different people and what works for one will n o t work for the next person! Can become a process of elimination… read more

posted 30 days ago

How Do You Talk To The Doctor…

How Do You Talk To The Doctor…

How do you talk to your loved one’s doctor without feeling like a “tattle tale”? I want to always be positive with my husband and try never to say things that will hurt his feelings or make him feel like a child.
So how do I talk to the doctor? How do I tell the doc what’s going on without sounding petty or making my husband feel embarrassed or emasculated?
Thanks for your answers!

A myALZteam Member said:

I type easy short sentences about what is going on with my husband when we go to a doctor's visit. It is almost in outline form with headings so the doctor can scrolldown quickly. The doctor always… read more

posted 25 days ago

What Options I Have For Support In Th Ehome From Medicare Or Medicaid?

What Options I Have For Support In Th Ehome From Medicare Or Medicaid?

My mom has the CCSP waiver. I need to know what options are available. I know about PCH but what other options like keeping her in my home with support. What support can I get from Medicaid? Can someone in the family get paid for taking care of her in my home?

A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Mamame950! The questions you have are great and ones that many people have! However, it is probably best to get that information a little closer to home as no one here knows all your details and it… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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