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Emotional Health and Alzheimer's

Posted on May 10, 2018

Our loved ones with Alzheimer's may begin to experience emotional ups and downs when they struggle with boredom, experience agitation, or worry about forgetting things. This takes its toll on emotional health. Additionally, some medications can cause mood swings as a side effect.

On myALZteameam, the social network and online support group for family and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Emotional health is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about emotional health:

My husband has been very ‘vague’ for the last few days and says he is feeling depressed. Are antidepressants an option for people with Alzheimer's?

My father is stubborn, depressed, and refuses to see a therapist. Any advice?

My mom has nothing to do. Any advice for us?

Thank you to all here who reminded me that I must care for myself. Today is the fourth day of antidepressants and life is getting considerably better.

My mom just retired is in denial and doesn't want to see the doctor for medication. Any suggestions?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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