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All Together

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · New reply 6:54 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Dad is home so yesterday we all met up for breakfast. Dad wanted a picture of all of us together his kids and mom. We don't have one of all of us. Last time we took one with just the sisters and brother ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply 6:24 pm
  • Journal · 325 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

early onset alzheimer's

badsign
  • By badsign · New reply 2:56 pm
  • Journal · 16 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 ...

First talk

almun
  • By almun · New reply 1:51 pm
  • Journal · 8 replies
  • This is my first post. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining but sometimes I don't know how I can keep dealing with my husband. I'm not sure if he has dementia or Alzheimer's. He forgets things all ...

Hello

Divamom57
  • By Divamom57 · New reply 10:35 am
  • Discussion in Everyday challenges / daily living · 2 replies
  • 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 ...

Can one tell if dementia/alzheimer's.....

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply 9:43 am
  • Discussion in Young Onset Alzheimer's disease · 9 replies
  • Hi, I think I am seeing the symptoms of MCI or Dementia in myself. I have been experiencing the following: memory loss, decline in motor function, disorientation, behavior changes, paranoia but has had ...

Something I hadn't been warned about

Grumpydawg
  • By Grumpydawg · New reply 12:49 am
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • This past week , Linda suffered a seizure , early in the morning and had to be transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Just by coincidence, my oldest son, happened to be sleeping over in our home ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 72 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

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

bpark27
  • By bpark27 · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with Alzheimer's disease · 4 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 ...

Where things currently stand

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 20, 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 ...

Cry fest

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 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 ...

My grandchildren are #1 priority

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

tired and weary

vicci70
  • By vicci70 · New reply April 17, 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 ...

Coconut oil for Alzheimer's treatment

Jenni1976
  • By Jenni1976 · New reply April 17, 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 ...

New here

Crystal-lee
  • By Crystal-lee · New reply April 16, 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 ...

Body jerks

jdwill
  • By jdwill · New reply April 15, 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 ...

tracking

lightly451
  • By lightly451 · New reply April 15, 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

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · New reply April 14, 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 ...

Life Insurance premiums

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

Clueless Siblings and relatives

seacoastgirl
  • By seacoastgirl · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Adult children · 12 replies
  • Please tell me your stories of your family members who refuse to help. I don't even have the energy to tell you about how upset I am about my brother's lack of desire to help or even acknowledge how much ...

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