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

  • By bpark27 · Posted yesterday at 5:44 pm
  • Discussion in Living with Alzheimer's disease · 2 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 ...

Cry fest

  • By babypluto07 · Posted yesterday at 4:47 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I've been crying so much these past two days. I have hope, and then I don't. I see my dad, and it's like he's dying so fast and I can't do anything to save him. I had to go back to see what I last wrote ...

early onset alzheimer's

  • By badsign · Posted yesterday at 4:35 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • My wife diagnosed at 55. She spent 16yrs as Secretary of a high school. She is 19 mos into her forced retirement.I'm still working and I'm hoping she can last at least till I retire in 5 yrs., what I ...

Coconut oil for Alzheimer's treatment

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

tired and weary

  • By vicci70 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 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

  • By SadWife · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion 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
  • 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 ...


  • By lightly451 · Posted April 13, 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

  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 13, 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 ...

New here

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

Where things currently stand

  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Journal · 7 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 ...

Talking Non Stop

  • By MaryLou14 · Posted April 10, 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 ...

Life Insurance premiums

  • By Jerry_S · Posted April 10, 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 ...



Adult daycare

  • By jennielee · Posted April 9, 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 ...

Twitter Chat -- Coordination of Care

  • 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 ...


  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 8, 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 ...

Another emotional day

  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 7, 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....

  • By charlottesweb · Posted 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 ...

Time to give the rehab home a wake up visit

  • By risweetie64 · Posted April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • One bitch on wheels heading over ME>>> I am getting ready here to go give hell to the home my Dad is at. I want to know how the test came out #1 Doctor is 1st on my list .. then Social worker. Then my ...

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