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What can I do when my Pops refuses to eat?

What can I do when my Pops refuses to eat?

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

Try ice cream and puddings? Not very nutritional but it's calories.

posted 4 days ago

What’s is sundowning

What’s is sundowning

A myALZteam Member said:

LindaNasato, I totally agree with you. On days that my husband is bored, he seems to be worse...more restless and confused earlier in the day. And… read more

posted about 1 month ago

My husband (mid-stage) wont let me do ANYTHING for him.

My husband (mid-stage) wont let me do ANYTHING for him.

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I switched my mother’s slacks to elastic waist bands sweat pants and switched pullover tops to blouses and cardigans. Socks are a nightmare because of… read more

posted 5 days ago

Neeed to find a way to secure pacemaker transmitter

Neeed to find a way to secure pacemaker transmitter

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

Try putting signs “Do Not Unplug...” and identify the appliance. My mother would unplug everything, cable TV, phones, her chairlift and CPAP machines.… read more

posted 5 days ago

Can anyone give me much needed answers?

Can anyone give me much needed answers?

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Try bringing in a friend or (paid) caregiver to visit, watch a movie, play cards while you go out for a mani/pedi and a massage.

posted 5 days ago

What should I do to get my Mom to eat it's really hard to get her to eat

What should I do to get my Mom to eat it's really hard to get her to eat

A myALZteam Member said:

My Mom's doctor always says anything she wants to eat is fine. Also he prescribed an appetite stimulant called Apetigen which has worked wonders!!!

posted about 1 month ago

What should I do to get my Mom to eat it's really hard to get her to eat

What should I do to get my Mom to eat it's really hard to get her to eat

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband doesn’t eat either, but he will always drink a milkshake or frappe you might try something like that.

posted about 2 months ago

Why does my husband talk so soft?

Why does my husband talk so soft?

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

I think it's another offshoot of the disease. My husband would speak very softly and then mumble to himself. It was frustrating as I never knew if he… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Soooo...why is it so hard...?

Soooo...why is it so hard...?

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Exactly...and what make it worse is that some days I feel he is not that bad, so therefore I expect him to respond the way he used to. That's when I… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Has your ALZ loved one had a tooth extraction or other similar procedure?

Has your ALZ loved one had a tooth extraction or other similar procedure?

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

A myALZteam Member said:

We've decided to postpone the extraction. Turns out that the tooth next to it is very delicate and likely to break when then perform the extraction.… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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