... Can anyone tell me how to keep my self worth and sanity when looking after my husband with dementia at home. Main problem is his constant talking with some hallucinations and a baby like dependency. ... (0 replies)
... I care for my 93 yr old mother with dementia. My first suggestion is:
1) Get your mothers doctor informed of the home and husband situation.
2) The Doctor has total control of getting Home Healthcare to come in 2-3 times a day.
Home Healthcare Nurses help with Meds, etc.
3)Home Healthcare Nurses will access the level of Moms health.
4)I have always been the daughter who... (9 replies)
My question is, are there other medications than neuroleptics to treat Alzheimer aggression with less side effects? (Not increasing mortality for example)
After a lot of stressful years we decided to bring our father to a nursing home because we couldn't handle him anymore (Especially the nights). They gave him antipsychotics for a short time but we were not happy... (0 replies)
... ir fault just try to stay calm,and say i know you have told me that.try music she likes it does have a calming affect,have a word to your doctor try to go to the dementia cafe's,read up on it amazon do a lot of books explain a lot. ... (2 replies)
... Welcome to the club...a club we children of parents with dementia wish we didn't belong to! ... (2 replies)
... My mom is in the early stages of dementia, she is only 69. But, things are progressing pretty rapidly as she has become increasingly forgetful. For some reason, it makes me very angry when she asks me the same things over and over again in the same conversation and I remain patient but Im so upset and frustrated. And then I end up feeling so awful as a daughter that Im upset... (2 replies)
... Hi Valerie. I am so sorry for your loss.
I lost my mother from the same process and I am glad that you were given support through it. It's so hard to hear a loved one say I have a bunch of kids somewhere and we are sitting right there. Not to mention all of the other trying experiences that result from dementia. One comfort is that this beloved person is finally at rest,... (1 replies)
... just wanted to thank everyone who has offered me advice and help over the last few years.We lost dad a week ago, he was only 70. We never found out what type of dementia he had, but it was one of the hardest and most challenging things we've ever had to deal with and we couldn't have done it without all the support here.. Thanks. ... (1 replies)
... All I can tell you is that my MIL was very unhappy when we had to move her into the Memory Care Unit at first, but in no time, she adjusted- that is the one good thing about dementia. It was harder on my DH, he felt guilty. I would try my best not to argue with your mom, just agree with whatever she says, no matter how vehement she is. When my DH and I learned this... (5 replies)
My Mama got acquired brain damage from taking Benzodiazepines. She has been suffering from Vision problems and memory loss for the past seven years. We have gone to countless doctors to try and get the proper diagnosis. The biggest problem right now is the vision and confusion. Her vision makes the light too bright and the shadows too vivid. We've tried many... (0 replies)
... Unfortunately, what you describe is a normal part of alzheimer's disease and dementia. Its just a newer stage for your mom. Its sad, but you seem to be handling it rather well.
People in this stage of the disease often forget where they are or let their imaginations go to happier places. It has nothing to do with her sadness or happiness, its simply the disease confusing... (5 replies)
... My grandma had dementia and some of what you said she would do. She would see strangers and swear that she saw them yesterday. ... (5 replies)
... Hello All,
I've been reading posts from this Message Board for around a year and haven't seen anything about one of the sympoms my Mom has.
A quick background...Mom is 95 and we started noticing her being more and more forgetful several years ago. It seems the passing of her closest friend and "baby" sister (she was 91) last year, set her back more.
She's had the... (5 replies)
... The quick answer is perhaps. That type of "confabulation" is typical of dementia type behaviors. He may not remember all that was said and may not have processed what was said correctly. His brain came up with a story that was possible. ... (1 replies)
... hearing things that weren't said. It hasn't happened in other areas like business or personal. Can this be the dementia or is he really hearing these things? ... (1 replies)
... Mar1209, I don't know if this is relevant or not, there are so many different types of dementia from different causes. ... (11 replies)
... Yes, you will get a lot of different responses and suggestions. My best advice is to grab what fits your situation, adapt what you can, and leave the rest. Each situation is different. What worked for me may not work for you. You may be able to adapt some suggestions to your situation and not others. There is not a one size fits all solution. I found this true in my own... (11 replies)
... I'm so sorry for your husband's diagnosis. We are here for my MIL who was diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease. I don't have advice, but just wanted to give you a hug of support; there are wonderful people who post on this board, who I am sure will have suggestions/resources and just knowledge to help you through this because it is tough going. Hugs, Ruth (11 replies)
... My husband is 53 and has early onset dementia I am 50 years old and then married for 32 years it pains me to see my husband go through this I'm not sure how to deal with everything that comes my way and I'm looking for any advice I could get please help (11 replies)
... Be sure to inform your pharmacist that your Mom has Dementia and ask for an alternative. Mom used Trazadone effectively and it does not carry the black box warning. ... (1 replies)