The nurses at the hospital said not to use diapers because they hold the heat and moisture next to the skin and you can’t tell if they went to the bathroom with one on.
What do my experienced fellow warriors say? Tonight Ernie took his gown off, pulled the pad out from under himself and used his gown to pee on.
He wakes up wet and agitated every day. He's angry and yelling. He has aphasia, so he cannot explain what is going on. He's difficult to calm and it starts the day off badly for everyone. Please help!
Griff, there are anti-diuretic medications that can be used to reduce the volume of urine. Here is a link to a description and a list of brand names
https://www.drugs.com/drug-class/antidiuretic-h...… read more
I thought assisted living is NOT 24 hour care. Whereas long term care involves 24 hour care.
He is unable to have an erection yet he continues to try to make it happen. He was recently put on a new medication which made him have a lot of involuntary movements and twitching, as well as being grumpy. I stopped the meds and seems better in those areas. The biggest problem is not being able to be out of his sight he has to accompany me everywhere.If we are in a group of people and I walk away to speak to someone he is right behind me.His confusion gets worse daily
I am considering reducing my husband's Memantine dosage from 10 mg twice a day to 5 mg twice a day. I think the Memantine is why he only is awake for 6 hours a day. While awake he is alert and interactive for about 90 minutes and then doses off. The excessive sleep generally seems to have coincided with starting the medication. His doctors are giving me differing opinions. Can you please share your experiences with this medication? Has anyone reduced the dosage and what was the result?
Mom is in a home. 86 years old. Not aware I am her daughter.
They tell me brushing their teeth is not possible. I see tarter building up. What do others do?
My mom keeps saying she wants to go home. She has lived in the same spot with her husband for 7 years. They haven’t moved, or nothing has changed. So when she says this we reminder her that she is home and she gets mad or agitated. Any advice on what we can say to her that isn’t correcting her but will remind her that she lives here? Should we be asking her where home is? Any advice would be great! It’s a daily thing and it is getting harder and harder.
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