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Chair lifts

DMAE1023
  • By DMAE1023 · Posted December 2, 2013
  • Discussion 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 ...

Thanksgiving over

TinaPoeche
  • By TinaPoeche · Posted December 2, 2013
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • Mom I thought did pretty well. I feared the worse. Until we came home. She couldn't function. Her speech was way slurred, and she thought we just came from a long trip. Probably was for her. She remembers ...

Bowels!!

ttcwm
  • By ttcwm · Posted December 1, 2013
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Hi All, Sorry for the subject matter, but have realized every part of the body is affected from this disease! So here goes, I want to know if anyone has any sure fire ways to get our dementia patients ...

Losing Language

Wardt4158
  • By Wardt4158 · Posted November 30, 2013
  • Discussion 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
  • Discussion 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 ...

Putting A Bug In A Dr's Ear

Duvie
  • By Duvie · Posted November 30, 2013
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I wish I could take some credit, but I can't. This is a manual swallowing device seeking FDA approval for patients with Dysphasia. Before joining any of Inspire's great sites, I got in touch with Dr Peter ...

I was right

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • So my dad did have a stroke. They did a cat scan which showed nothing, but I insisted they do an MRI since they missed his other stroke he had over a month ago, and the other hospital picked up on that ...

Has anyone else dealt with this?

ttcwm
  • By ttcwm · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • My mom had a UTI two weeks ago and ended up in the hospital for four days. Came home on the 22nd, was realizing when she needed to urinate and went on her own, but right leg seemed to be dragging behind ...

Don't count her out just yet

Amgbluesky
  • By Amgbluesky · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • At the beginning of the week mom was in awful shape. Would not wake up, would not eat, would not drink. Doctor said in weeks she would be gone, not months. Well I have made the trip in there every day ...

Can't make this up

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I seriously can not make this stuff up. I really hope everyone on here had a much better Thanksgiving then I did. My dad came home Wednesday night and surprisingly did okay with mom being in the hospital ...

I'm Thankful for My Inspire Friends

Duvie
  • By Duvie · Posted November 29, 2013
  • Journal · 18 replies
  • Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, I'd like to include all my Inspire friends around the world when I say, Thanks You for sharing your experiences with me and for showing your support, encouragement ...

Messages

GrandmaDody
  • By GrandmaDody · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • I did not think my mgs was getting posted and I ended up posting my message three times ...

Happy Thanksgiving

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

Remembering Dad

MLtrees
  • By MLtrees · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hello, I'm new to this forum, but it sounds great. Honored to be a part of it. Today, being Thanksgiving, seems to be the appropriate time to join. My father was my best friend. He died of Alzheimer's ...

Happpy Thanksgiving to you All

MAW12
  • By MAW12 · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hi Everyone, I just want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I want to let you all know that I am always praying for you and your families. I want to also Thank all of you for being such a rewarding ...

happy thanksgiving

Bonita6
  • By Bonita6 · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Discussion in Activities (mental, physical, social) · 1 reply
  • Happy thanksgiving to everyone! I am very thankful this yr for many things, one of the most important is family, especially my Mom. She may have this awful disease and still wants to be in az., but she's ...

Thanksgiving

TinaPoeche
  • By TinaPoeche · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I pray all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. As times like this are so very hard with the daily challenging we face, I hope they run as smoothly as can be. As I fell yesterday with whip lash and conclusions ...

How to handle conflict with mom

lgray1951
  • By lgray1951 · Posted November 27, 2013
  • Discussion in Financial issues · 8 replies
  • Today is approached mom about making two choices. Either buy services from assisted living or go to a nursing home. She was mad and offended. I do not know hoe to invoke the POA without making her mad ...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · Posted November 27, 2013
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Hey everyone Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone day goes well. I will be going to my mom and dad house for dinner. We are having it early so that this will not push Dad ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Duvie
  • By Duvie · Posted November 27, 2013
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Wishing everyone a VERY special Thanksgiving this year as it is my first after finding Oley, which my first within the Inspire Network of support communities and groups. Without Inspire and all the marvelous ...

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