Behavioral challenges

Get information and support for managing behavioral challenges caused by Alzheimer's disease.


Talking Non Stop

  • By MaryLou14 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 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 ...

Dose it seen to you all that they are living in the past all the time

  • By darlee · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My mom is 87 and lives with me and my hubby no one else has any thing to do with her sister and brother live a life with out ever even thinking of her or calling or stopping in to see her.. my sister ...

Obsession with pooping

  • By marty54 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • My sister and I take care of our mom who has dementia/sundowners. Not sure what stage she is in but recently has been falling at night. We take turns sleeping in her room at night so we can hear her when ...

How to 'say good-bye' in a nursing home

  • By Janet461 · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My 81 year old mother who was diagnosed with dementia last year now resides in a nursing home. My dad and I have tried several times to have her cared for in our home, but her other medical issues are ...

I just do not know what to expect

  • By dollywood904 · New reply January 10, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I hope someone can shed some light on my questions, my Mother In Law has Alzheimers, she still interacts with her 2 children well but has gotten very distant from myself (daughter In Law) and her Son ...

475mg of Seroquel?!

  • By mimisdaughter · New reply December 28, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • My mother is 84 and in the late stages of Alzheimers. In May, we moved her into a Memory Care facility. At this time she was on 100mg of Seroquel at bedtime. She was showing signs of sharp aggression ...

How to deal with confusion

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 22, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • My mom, who has a dementia diagnosis, is having more and more frequent hallucinations and increased confusion as her disease progresses. She often tells me that she has been frightened by different scenarios ...

drugs given to control problematic behavior in a nursing home

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 20, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • My mom is in a nursing home and has issues with both anxiety and sleeplessness. She is receiving medication to deal with both issues. But yesterday we received a document in the mail requiring my dad ...

don't know clothes

  • By lgconemaugh · New reply December 18, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • What you do went they don't remember their clothes ...

How to deal with Anxiety

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 9, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My mom, who has dementia, is experiencing increasingly severe anxiety issues. She is currently in a nursing home, and was taken off Ativan due to a severe skin infection the doctors suspected may have ...

What do you do about delusions?

  • By seacoastgirl · New reply November 24, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • My dad, who has AD and who lives in assisted living, just called. I didn't answer the phone on the first two rings - one to home phone, one to cell phone - because I work from home and I give myself permission ...

how to deal with behavioral changes

  • By Janet461 · New reply November 22, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • My 80 year old mom has gone from being fully functional to suffering from full blown dementia resulting from several falls and fractures in the past year. She is currently in a nursing home which currently ...

safety in the car

  • By 00005 · New reply November 3, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • My husband tried to get out of our car when it was moving on a freeway in traffic in order to create a place for us to merge right. He doesn't ordinarily do something this crazy. The seatbelt checked ...

Restrains in the hospital

  • By KajsaRoo · New reply October 11, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My mother with dementia passed away this summer and since then my father with advanced dementia has gotten so much worse, he's forgotten my mom died and sometimes thinks i'm his sister or my mother. He ...

Morning body jerks

  • By care201 · New reply September 29, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • Every morning when she wakes up she has body jerks, this morning it was more severe ,than after about 2 hours it goes away. So I have to hand fed her breakfest.I don' t know what is causing this condition ...

My depression is getting worse

  • By mtheoj · New reply August 8, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My husband is 78 and has AD for 9 years. Have been his caretaker until the last 6 months. He is in an Alzheimer's Facility. Two weeks ago, had to take him to the hospital due to stomach/chest complaints ...

How to tell mom she will be going to an assiste dliving facility

  • By RAPPAROS · New reply June 30, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My mom has stage 5 alzheimers & after living with me for 3 years, it has become difficult for me to watch my mom, in addition to work & take care of my family. I know it's time she goes to a facility ...

drinking some

  • By darkbird1 · New reply June 2, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Not sure where to go with this but my husband is early dementia...he wants to drink a beer once in awhile but some time does to much, yes he had a probelm in younger yrs...but health has cut that out ...

Alzheimer's and Seroquel

  • By cjhib84 · New reply May 24, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I am a new caregiver who hasn't had a lot of experience with Alzheimer's. My 70 year old mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease last September. She had been showing symptoms for a few years ...

Symptom or something else

  • By Amgbluesky · New reply May 22, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Is sudden changes part of this or could there be something else going on? Long story short, I took my mother visiting over the weekend to keep her busy and me sane. We went to my brother's ex wife's house ...

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