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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 ...

Time to give the rehab home a wake up visit

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · New reply 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 ...

Quetiapine

woodville
  • By woodville · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion 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

woodville
  • By woodville · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

New med

Jenni1976
  • By Jenni1976 · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment options and clinical trials · 3 replies
  • I've heard there is a new patch that halts Alzheimer's Disease progress. Has anyone tried it yet? It's suppose to be FDA approved now. I want some feedback before I consider it for my dad. My dad is at ...

Stressed to the max

Monicatrip
  • By Monicatrip · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

Urgent...need help, don't know where to go from here

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • So things went from bad, to even worse. My dad continue to decline in the hospital, hitting/kicking/spitting at the nurses on a daily basis, which resulted in him being injected with medication to calm ...

Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (CAAS)

Dog23
  • By Dog23 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Literary Archives (Life's History) being loaded onto a UPS truck for shipment to Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, Missouri - Robert Sward Papers, Contemporary Authors, 1957 ...

Rehab still

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Dad is still in Rehab. They did a test on his heart to see if it is pumping more then 30%. That was on Friday and we should know on Monday. So hard going into see him because he give you the puppy eyes ...

Mom and Sammy

Dflutie722
  • By Dflutie722 · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • This is my Mom, she was diagnosed 9 years ago. She is still home, happy, and physically healthy. This is also my rescue of 5 years, Sammy. He is a crazy little whirlwind of a dog, but he takes the time ...

Dad isolated and not stimulated

woodville
  • By woodville · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

Care plans

woodville
  • By woodville · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Discussion 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 ...

Stuck playing the waiting game.

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Went for second opinion today only to find out I need to wait!! My first neurologist went over all my tests and said at this point he will use my current results as a starting place and to come back every ...

reading many of your stories I am convinced

Grumpydawg
  • By Grumpydawg · New reply April 2, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • That as difficult as I have it some days while caregiving for my wife , many of you are caring for a male (husband, father or someone else) and I am thinking that it must be harder to be a caregiver for ...

Support group for teenagers

Monicatrip
  • By Monicatrip · New reply April 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Everyday challenges / daily living · 6 replies
  • My husband has a diagnosis of corticobasal ganglionic degeneration. We've been living with his diagnosis for about 6 years now and have triplets who are 15. While all three are very patient, compassionate ...

How to keep soiled pull ups from smelling the house up?

Kayco9
  • By Kayco9 · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Since my husband's hospital stay, he has been wearing pull ups all of the time. What is the best solution to keeping the house from smelling from soiled pull ups. We go to our local transfer station once ...

Eats Plenty But Still Losing Weight

Pattiisd1
  • By Pattiisd1 · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • My husband has lost a lot of weight during the last several months. He eats the same as always...always enjoys a full meal. He walks 2 miles every day...but has always done that too. No other exercise...but ...

Dad was moved today to Rehab Center / Nursing home

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · New reply March 30, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • One of the most stressful weeks ever. My Dad ended up in the hospital last Monday with COPD and Congested heart failure. This on top of Alzheimer. Today they moved him to a Rehab nursing home Need Rehab ...

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