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Has Anyone Experienced Their Loved One Becoming Very Ridged And Unable To Bend Or Even Stand Up Straight?

Has Anyone Experienced Their Loved One Becoming Very Ridged And Unable To Bend Or Even Stand Up Straight?

My husband in the last week is getting so hard to move around. I am his caregiver and his inability to bend and walk is making it almost impossible for me to get him in and out of bed or even to the couch. Is this the progression and if so how do you handle this?

A myALZteam Member said:

Eva, no one has ever said what type of dementia my husband has. They tell me that they can’t say for sure until an autopsy of the brain is done 🤷‍♀️ He has vascular issues so I think maybe vascular… read more

posted 25 days ago

Realizing Our Nows Are Better Than Tomorrow's

Realizing Our Nows Are Better Than Tomorrow's

Deslex writer:......This Monster only grows stronger, but we can slow it down. What easy to do is not see the things we "can still" say while slowing it while we still can understand
We can focus on The End or this moment. That moment has good things, but we need to look....while we still can
The best is time, our only time, we have to build some stronger contacts with those special people in our lifes. I get lots of nice warm feedback with sharing of my feelings .........BOTTOM LINE...Don't… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Keep looking for the small joys we can still see and feel. Have any exit plan makes joys easier.

posted 14 days ago

I Have Alzheimers, & I Sometimes Feel Like I’m Looking Through A Hole!! Blinders Maybe?

I Have Alzheimers, & I Sometimes Feel Like I’m Looking Through A Hole!! Blinders Maybe?

A myALZteam Member said:

So sorry, Ondie!
I tried to envision my husband’s view point & it breaks my heart.
God’s love & comfort to you & your family.

posted about 1 month ago

Information On Donating Someone's Brain After They Pass From Alzheimer's To Be Used For Medical Research

Information On Donating Someone's Brain After They Pass From Alzheimer's To Be Used For Medical Research

Has anyone on here checked into donating the LO's brain to medical science when they have passed away?
What are the steps? Would you recommend it?
Have a "day".

A myALZteam Member said:

I thank you for this information...it would be great to have this terrible illness be conquered by medical science.

posted about 2 months ago

I Have A Question On Companion Wheelchairs.

I Have A Question On Companion Wheelchairs.

I bought one for my husband because I can't lift the heavier chairs. It works great except my husband's legs are too long. When he uses the foot rest his knees are in his chest. Is anyone aware of a companion wheelchair that works for tall men. He's not that tall around 5'11". Thanks!

Does Anyone Have A Solution For Getting Person Up Who Falls?

Does Anyone Have A Solution For Getting Person Up Who Falls?

A myALZteam Member said:

That was mentioned to me but I have a hard time imagining how it would help me get him up from the floor- he’s 196 pds.
Am I missing something with it?

posted 27 days ago

6what Can Be Expected From Lo Neurologist At Each Visit?

6what Can Be Expected From Lo Neurologist At Each Visit?

A myALZteam Member said:

That is a good question! My H was diagnosed with MCI (mild cognitive impairment) in 2016. We are in California and go to an HMO, Kaiser. We were referred to Kaiser's Memory Center where he has had… read more

posted about 2 months ago

What Are The Best Locks For Drawers And Cabinet Doors?

What Are The Best Locks For Drawers And Cabinet Doors?

My LO keeps going into my drawers and cabinets and taking out my clothes and underwear and sometimes I can’t find them! I get so angry so I know I have to do something before I make myself sick.

A myALZteam Member said:

Fleigluna, I thought this was the Alzheimer’s sight.

posted about 2 months ago

Unsubscribe Me Ty

Unsubscribe Me Ty

A myALZteam Member said:

Only you can remove account....click on upper right 3 bars then on Account Settings...scroll down to click on Deactivate....sorry you're leaving but ? why

edited, originally posted 2 months ago
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