Living with Alzheimer's disease

Have a conversation about the challenges and concerns of living with Alzheimer's disease with others who have a similar diagnosis.

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tracking

lightly451
  • By lightly451 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • We just found out grandpa has Alzheimer's. Someone told me can get a tracking braclat it this true and where ...

Life Insurance premiums

Jerry_S
  • By Jerry_S · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 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 ...

trazodone

lgconemaugh
  • By lgconemaugh · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • my mom just put on this it seem to help. Has any one ever been on this med ...

Quetiapine

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

Dad isolated and not stimulated

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

church services in nursing home

cduvall636
  • By cduvall636 · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I have been asked to lead a regular Sunday a.m. church service in nearby dementia-care nursing home. I read short verses from Bible, gave a little homily on love and we had several old favorite hymns ...

My Mother Has Two Men?

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · New reply March 3, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • So, my mother keeps asking me if I have met "Dave" - her new man friend. This man, of course, is my father-Dave. They have been married for 54 years. Tonight Mom walked around the house looking for "her ...

No Immune System Left?

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · New reply February 26, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • I am terribly afraid by the progressive worsening of my mom's physical condition, and am worried beyond all words that my worst fear, that of losing her, is going to come soon. Her physical condition ...

Alzheimer's life expectancy

jln914
  • By jln914 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007 at the age of 79. She will turn 86 in 11 days. I have read that people with this disease can live up to 20 years, but I believe they are referring to those ...

So thankful for adult daycare center

Lindy101
  • By Lindy101 · New reply February 25, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I picked up my mom from the adult daycare center today and when i arrived they had a small band playing and my mom was dancing ( well, not really she was standing there flapping her arms) but she was ...

Hallucinating and More

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi Everyone, Tough winter so far. I thought Mom and Dad would be well in my townhouse in Florida. They visited many times and they thought it would be good to stay for 3 months this winter. NOT! About ...

Stages of Alzheimer's

Kennedy
  • By Kennedy · New reply February 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I was reading through some of the discussions, a few members mentioned the stages of Alzheimer's. Does this mean that the disease is somewhat predictable? Will I know what's going to happen next? Where ...

The Power of A Letter

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · New reply February 7, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My mom, who just turned 81 and received a dementia diagnosis one year ago is currently a resident in a nursing home. Despite several tries to have her cared for at home, it was determined that due to ...

Home Care vs. Nursing Homes

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · New reply January 24, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • My 80 year old mom has severe dementia as well as a closed hip fracture and many other medical issues. She is currently a resident in a nursing home, but my father and I are increasingly anxious due to ...

Hot and Cold

JEThompson
  • By JEThompson · New reply January 23, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I have been diagnosed with Alzheimers and I've recently started having periods of being very hot or very cold. Is this a symptom of the disease ...

What is the sundowner ?

Prettyflower
  • By Prettyflower · New reply January 15, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • what is sundowner, and also the 36 hours book ...

My Mom's Journey

MyMomMargie
  • By MyMomMargie · New reply January 15, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My Mom, Margie is a beautiful Mom of 87 years, soon to be 88 upon her birthday on January 25. She is the Best!! She suffers from Alzheimer's and is, as best as can be determined, around the 4-5th stage ...

Searching for answers

HudsonJames
  • By HudsonJames · New reply January 15, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • We do not know for sure if my dear dad has Alzheimer's but there is some sort of dementia and he has a swallowing problem in that some of his food and liquid is going into his longs. It is hard for him ...

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