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tired and weary

vicci70
  • By vicci70 · New reply 6:19 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • My name is Vicci and I'm 43 yrs old. I currently take care of my 80 yr old Mother in law in my home. She has late stage dementia, bipolar and schizophrenia. So it get gets kinda crazy some times. She ...

My grandchildren are #1 priority

SadWife
  • By SadWife · New reply 5:37 pm
  • Discussion in Everyday challenges / daily living · 5 replies
  • Seeing what some adult children are going through while caring for parents reminds me again and again to make sure that my daughter doesn't have to deal with this. I bought 2 Long Term Care policies for ...

Coconut oil for Alzheimer's treatment

Jenni1976
  • By Jenni1976 · New reply 2:59 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment options and clinical trials · 2 replies
  • I've started giving my Dad 6 tablespoons of extra virgin organic coconut oil tonight. He is at stage five creeping into six now. I hope it helps some. At the very least it's 130 calories a tablespoon ...

New here

Crystal-lee
  • By Crystal-lee · New reply yesterday at 2:49 pm
  • Discussion in Adult children · 4 replies
  • Hi, I have been lurking for a while, trying to see if what my family is going through is so called normal for dealing with Alzheimer's. My mother in law was diagnosed 3 years ago. I work nights and my ...

Body jerks

jdwill
  • By jdwill · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Everyday challenges / daily living · 9 replies
  • Has anyone ever gotten any answers about body jerks - or dropping things? Just seems like water or coffee gets dropped almost every day anymore mostly in morning. Just seems like sudden jerk or lose of ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 67 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

tracking

lightly451
  • By lightly451 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with Alzheimer's disease · 1 reply
  • We just found out grandpa has Alzheimer's. Someone told me can get a tracking braclat it this true and where ...

She was right

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Jem left a note on my last entry stating my dad's arm looked to be MRSA. After reading it, I went to visit him and sure enough the nurse said she can tell it is just by looking at him. They are going ...

Life Insurance premiums

Jerry_S
  • By Jerry_S · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with Alzheimer's disease · 4 replies
  • For those of you who are paying for life insurance on your loved one with Alzheimers or they are paying for it, be advised that some policies have a waiver of premium for anyone disabled. Check with you ...

Clueless Siblings and relatives

seacoastgirl
  • By seacoastgirl · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Adult children · 12 replies
  • Please tell me your stories of your family members who refuse to help. I don't even have the energy to tell you about how upset I am about my brother's lack of desire to help or even acknowledge how much ...

Where things currently stand

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • After my last entry I posted here, I spoke to the hospital and let them know I had plans to file an IPRO against them, and that I had already been in contact with the people at IPRO. What they didn't ...

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Talking Non Stop

MaryLou14
  • By MaryLou14 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Behavioral challenges · 1 reply
  • HI My name is Mary Lou. My mother is on her journey with Alzheimer's and is in the severe to late stages. A month ago the nursing home she is in took her off her medication due to "government regulations ...

Adult daycare

jennielee
  • By jennielee · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Activities (mental, physical, social) · 4 replies
  • Hi All, Does anyone have any experience with sending their loved ones to adult daycare? My friend with AD is in stage 6. She has a beautiful waterfront home she used to love, but now she can't stand to ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 306 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

I FILED

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I spoke to the ALZ association again and was told to contact someone over at Ipro. For those who don't know, IPro helps you to fight for your rights if you don't agree with what a hospital is stating ...

Twitter Chat -- Coordination of Care

AFATeam
  • By AFATeam · Posted April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Hi all, This afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT @alzfdn will be hosting its monthly #AFAExpertChat, featuring Soo Borson, M.D. The topic is coordination of care in people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses ...

The Long Good-by is over

AnnieKing
  • By AnnieKing · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Saturday evening my hubby died. I've been saying good-by for over a year. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about ten years ago. Not quite two years ago I had to put him in day care while I worked. Last ...

Another emotional day

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Today I found myself crying uncontrollably at work. Why, you might wonder? Well I'll tell you. The hospital that first said my dad was a "great candidate" to go to a psych unit has now turned their back ...

Putting my issues on the back burner....

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Had to take mom to hospital yesterday. Found she has a fractured bone in her spine and diverticulitis acting up again. They plan to let her go home tomorrow. I haven't seen my mom for awhile but, she ...

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