Everyday challenges / daily living

Discuss managing activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, etc. and other everyday challenges.



  • By Divamom57 · New reply yesterday at 2:20 pm
  • 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 ...

My grandchildren are #1 priority

  • By SadWife · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 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 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 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 ...

Stressed to the max

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

Support group for teenagers

  • By Monicatrip · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 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 ...

Question about Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)

  • By jennielee · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Hi All, I am one of many caregivers to an 88 year-old entering the late stages of the disease. I was with her this weekend and she was having trouble swallowing her food. I had been told by the girl who ...

Stop AD medications

  • By SadWife · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 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 ...


  • By daughterinlaw2 · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My father-in-law just passed away suddenly and was the sole caregiver to my mother-in-law that has AD. They live in a home in an area that is very rural and with no family around. How difficult is it ...

Where Are Husband Caregivers

  • By SailOn · New reply March 19, 2014
  • 39 replies
  • How many husband caregivers are out here ? I don't think I could find more than a few on Inspire. My wife was diagnosed two years ago with Early Onset MCI. I find myself having to read and post to the ...

For when you're at your wits end

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply March 9, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • and just can't take anymore of the repeating, repeating, repeating...the pacing, pacing, pacing...the crying, crying crying...the incontinence...the trying to get out the doors...the wanting to "go home"...the ...

any advice on activities

  • By ttcwm · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • Hi All, I am all out of ideas of things that my mom might want to do. I try to see her at least 3 times a week (she has a live in caregiver) and basically my mom only gets out of bed when I go over. The ...

What is happening.

  • By Michele1213 · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • I wonder if I could have some feed back on this. My father takes these naps in the afternoon, and seems to have these dreams and wakes up and is confused with the dream and reality. There was a certain ...

One UTI After Another

  • By Janet461 · New reply February 18, 2014
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  • I am extremely worried about my 81 year old mom who was diagnosed with dementia last year and is now in a nursing home. After suffering a severe bout with pneumonia and sepsis over Christmas, she has ...

Nursing homes

  • By woodville · New reply February 14, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • My dad has been in a home for two weeks and is being cared for well. He broke his hip in hospital and they advised 24 hour care. He lives 400 mile from me and I am currently in his flat near his care ...

My Mom, Me and Dementia (FTD)

  • By susansis · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My Mom has begun to feel nauseous and off-balance in the afternoons. Her caregiver (who comes over MWF afternoons only) took her to the ER yesterday and they found nothing wrong with her. However, the ...

Looping Conversations

  • By Z_SoCalDude · New reply February 8, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Seems like at least once a day, I get in to a looping conversation with my mother in law to a point that I feel like I'm living in the movie Ground Hog's Day. My question is, how to deal with the repetitive ...

Not sure what to do next.

  • By ttcwm · New reply January 17, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My mom has alzheimer's and from what I can tell she is probably in stage 3 of 4. She lives in her home with a live in caregiver. It just seems that almost daily something else is going on. We are on the ...

Janet461, How are things going?

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply January 11, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I've not been around for awhile and don't see any update from you...unless I've missed it ...

Alzheimer Care in Tennessee

  • By KBCare56 · New reply January 7, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My grandma has Alzheimer's and my mom and I are trying to find nursing homes and care for her in TN. We've had some trouble and I was wondering if anyone else has had trouble finding care in TN. Does ...

Tracking Devises????

  • By Pamalajh · Posted January 4, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • My Dad has Alzheimers and is living with my step mom. I am so worried about him wandering off. What is the best type of GPS devise to get ...

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