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drugs given to control problematic behavior in a nursing home

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · Posted December 19, 2013
  • In Behavioral challenges · 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 ...

Bad caregivers or nursing home - please help

jennielee
  • By jennielee · Posted December 18, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 19 replies
  • Besides me there are six other caregivers who are giving round the clock care to our 88 year old friend who is in the middle stages of A/D. She can still toilet, dress and feed herself. None of us caregivers ...

Magnesium for sleeplessness

ttcwm
  • By ttcwm · Posted December 17, 2013
  • In Living with Alzheimer's disease · 2 replies
  • Mom has not been sleeping much at all lately. Someone suggested trying magnesium supplements to help. Has anyone tried this? I really don't want to use citrate because that can cause diarrhea. Saw that ...

finfanguy

finfanguy
  • By finfanguy · Posted December 17, 2013
  • In Young Onset Alzheimer's disease · 13 replies
  • This is a difficult area to venture into, but I feel compelled to get the input of others who have lived with this decease. If anyone is hurt or offended by what I have to say please know that that is ...

concerned and stressed

Bonita6
  • By Bonita6 · Posted December 16, 2013
  • In Diagnosis · 2 replies
  • Well went to a new Dr. with Mom today, a heart dr. She has been having a spiking blood pressure for a while now along with other symptoms of heart problems. My problem starts with mom getting very anxious ...

How to deal with confusion

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · Posted December 16, 2013
  • In Behavioral challenges · 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 ...

Alzheimer Questions

BonnieMc

When, Where and How to Transition a Loved One to Long-Term Care

AFATeam
  • By AFATeam · Posted December 10, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 0 replies
  • The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is introducing a new, quarterly Twitter chat series, hosted by care ADvantage mag. Our first topic is “When, where and how to transition loved ones to long-term ...

How to deal with the Holidays

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · Posted December 9, 2013
  • In Adult children · 5 replies
  • My mom was only diagnosed with dementia this past March after breaking her hip in a fall. Prior to that she was having some memory issues, but was completely independent. Now her dementia is full-blown ...

How to deal with Anxiety

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • In Behavioral challenges · 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 ...

how to deal with feelings of grief

Janet461
  • By Janet461 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • In Adult children · 31 replies
  • My mom, who has dementia, has been in a nursing home since last March. The onset of her disease was sudden, triggered by a fall where she broke her hip. She was having some health issues prior to that ...

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alzheimers and high blood pressure

Bonita6
  • By Bonita6 · Posted December 4, 2013
  • In Diagnosis · 1 reply
  • Good morning to everyone. I am still dealing with mom and high bp. We have been to the emergency room three times in the last three weeks due to it spiking over 200. We have been to the drs and her meds ...

Anyone taking Axona?

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · Posted December 3, 2013
  • In Treatment options and clinical trials · 2 replies
  • My mom has been taking this "medical food" for a while. I think it's concentrated coconut oil. It was not insurance or FDA approved til recently. What are your experiences ...

What questions are important?

Amgbluesky
  • By Amgbluesky · Posted December 3, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 7 replies
  • I set up a meeting with everyone at the nursing home. Thursday afternoon I will be meeting with Dr, nursing staff, PT, OT, ST, case manager, and social worker. Mom is doing so much better and I want to ...

New here

celticbutterfly
  • By celticbutterfly · Posted December 3, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 3 replies
  • Hello, My grandfather has Alzheimer's and has been getting worse for about 10 years now. My grandmother takes care of him and herself which is hard because she has multiple health problems of her on and ...

Chair lifts

DMAE1023
  • By DMAE1023 · Posted December 2, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 4 replies
  • My husband is having difficulty getting up from his chair. Would like to get a lift chair but have little knowledge of what to look for. Don't want to invest in a chair that he will never use. Suggestions ...

Losing Language

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · Posted November 30, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 20 replies
  • So, in the last 6 months I have noticed a real decline in Mom. Two observations: 1. Hand tremors that seem so bad she no longer writes in cursive...she prints. I watch when she signs for a bill and I ...

She won't take her meds!

hap2globin
  • By hap2globin · Posted November 30, 2013
  • In Everyday challenges / daily living · 11 replies
  • Reaching out to experienced caregivers for strategies that have worked to get medications into person who takes them to help curb behavior issues. All ideas that have worked for anyone are welcome ...

Happy Thanksgiving

GrandmaDody
  • By GrandmaDody · Posted November 28, 2013
  • In Latest news · 0 replies
  • Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and a blessed one ...

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