Hes eating and drinking less everyday. I give him Ensure to try and make up some calories and nutrients but I know its not enough because my mom says she hears his stomach growling when hes sleeping. Hes been hallucinating, and mumbling alot too. Hes losing so much weight and is so frail.
He woke up with red eyes complaining of them hurting, but won’t let me put drops in. His fingernails need clipping badly, but he won’t let me cut them. Complains of his pants falling off, but won’t accept my help to put his belt on. Can’t cut his hair or beard. And so on and so on. Angry with me ALL of the time. My question is, how do y’all deal with this type of behavior? I know I’m not the only one. It gets to the point where I just have to turn it off and… read more
My dad is coming home from the hospital with a pacemaker transmitter. My mom has ALZ and is fascinated with all things electronic which she takes and hides.She does not understand or remember to leave things alone because "it is her house and she can do what she wants." Has anyone dealt with this? I guess I could put it in a lock box but worry about the signal strength. I can't put it out of reach because she climbs like a billy goat.
Sometimes I feel I'm not the right person to be taking care of my husband, he doesn't listen to my suggestions about keeping himself active, he tries at times to do better, but he is so tired, no energy or ambition, takes sometimes two long naps a day. I dont know if it's depression or if he has other health issues!
He sees his PCP and cardio
Dr. often. His bloodwork, all things were normal...He's lost about 25 lbs.in 3 yrs. He eats well, but doesn't gain a lb. His voice is… read more
Even when sitting close to my husband, I have trouble hearing him. His mother describes his voice as weak. I’m not sure that it is weak, but it sure is quiet. He is also more sensitive to loud sounds.
Why is it so hard to be patient? I know it's not their fault. I know it is the disease. But why is it so hard to answer the same question over and over again? Why is it so hard to to listen even when they aren't making sense? Why is it so hard to not expect more from them? It's been more than a year. Why am I not better at this?
I don't expect an answer. Just sharing what's running through my head before it comes out as tears. Love and hugs to all of you going… read more
How did they do with the procedure? How about recovery? Dad and Mom still live independently. Dad has to have a tooth extracted which has a 5-7 day recovery time. He'll have to sleep elevated for the first few days; he'll have to take additional pills and rinse his mouth twice a day; he'll only be able to eat soft foods.
I'm suggesting to my family that we have someone at the house the first 3 days at least because I don't trust that he'll… read more