• By Divamom57 · Posted 12:51 pm
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 1 reply
  • Hello everybody! Hoping this day is a good one. I decided to join because I am caring for my mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimers and I need help and support. I live with my mom and two adult male children ...

Can one tell if dementia/alzheimer's.....

  • By charlottesweb · Posted April 21, 2014
  • In Young Onset Alzheimer's disease · 7 replies
  • Hi, I think I am seeing the symptoms of MCI or Dementia in myself. I have been experiencing the following: memory loss, decline in motor function, disorientation, behavior changes, paranoia but has had ...

What To Do When Your Parent Won't Talk About Changes You See

  • By bpark27 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 4 replies
  • My mom is 80 years old and she can admit that sometimes she forgets a word or two but that is about all she will admit. At her yearly check-up, the doctor gave her a little test regarding her memory ...

Coconut oil for Alzheimer's treatment

  • By Jenni1976 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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 ...

My grandchildren are #1 priority

  • By SadWife · Posted April 14, 2014
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 7 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 ...

Body jerks

  • By jdwill · Posted April 13, 2014
  • 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 ...



New here

  • By Crystal-lee · Posted April 13, 2014
  • 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 ...

Talking Non Stop

  • By MaryLou14 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 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 ...

Life Insurance premiums

  • By Jerry_S · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 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 ...



Adult daycare

  • By jennielee · Posted April 9, 2014
  • 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 ...

Clueless Siblings and relatives

  • By seacoastgirl · Posted April 6, 2014
  • 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 ...


  • By woodville · Posted April 6, 2014
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 1 reply
  • My dad was put on this drug when he became agitated and is on low dose. Can this make him worse mentally. I had read not a good idea to put old people with alzheimers on it. He also has a pacemaker and ...

Could I look after dad at home

  • By woodville · Posted April 3, 2014
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 11 replies
  • I am wondering if I could get a ground floor flat and look after my dad at home. He has alzeimers and is quiet and in a wheelchair. He hates the care home he has been in. I can't lift him from bed to ...

Care plans

  • By woodville · Posted April 3, 2014
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 1 reply
  • I asked another care home to assess my dad and they wanted copy of care plan from his current place but this was not forthcoming and they said it was a legal document which I don't believe it is. Surely ...

Dad isolated and not stimulated

  • By woodville · Posted April 3, 2014
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 3 replies
  • So depressed about my dad in local care home. He is 92 and has alzheimers. He broke his hip in hospital and now in a home. Before he lived on his own. This is a huge change for me and him. I have looked ...

Stressed to the max

  • By Monicatrip · Posted April 2, 2014
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 8 replies
  • Today is just one of those days. My husband (corticobasal ganglionic degeneration diagnosis for 6 years) is having a bad day, getting upset at everything. I'm stressed to the max caring for him and being ...

Researchers Discover a Way to Potentially Slow Down Alzheimer’s

  • By Amgbluesky · Posted March 27, 2014
  • In Latest news · 0 replies
  • It obviously has to be tested over and over again, and it won't help our loved ones now, but it could help us or our children in the future. http://www.dementiatoday.com/researchers -discover-way-potentially-slow-alzheimer ...

Stop AD medications

  • By SadWife · Posted March 26, 2014
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 11 replies
  • My husband is 65 and was diagnosed 4 years ago. He's been on Namenda and Exelon patch almost as long. He can barely walk, can't do anything without help, can't read and write, can't follow a TV show ...

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