Alzheimer's Steals Memories After Mom went to live at the "Group-Home" with 9 other folks who had dementia, we continued our shopping trips as often as possible. Shopping trips had become a tradition that Mom never remembered afterwards but we certainly enjoyed at the time. We laughed and talked and shared childhood memories; some hers, some mine. Either way, They were always new and fresh … [Read More...]
The Stages of Alzheimers dementia
The Last Stage of Alzheimer's If you've read the 7 Stages of Alzheimers, you realize there are obvious degrees of decline through this disease. Sometimes the decline is exhilarated by a hospital stay, a surgery, a particular medication, anything out of the ordinary. But the normal progression of this disease is to the last stage of Alzheimer's or, Stage Seven. Then there is a total disconnect … [Read More...]
Common Questions about dementia
PHONES REMOTES AND MICROWAVE OVENS On one particular morning Mom called to complain that her Television would not work. She had long been infatuated with Bob Barker and the Price Is Right. And more recently, TV had become her all-time favorite pastime since it required little interaction. Mom could no longer watch movies or soap operas or serial television with a continuous story line. By the … [Read More...]
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Missing married couple with Alzheimer’s die in desert car crash Los Angeles Times A married couple who were both suffering from Alzheimer’s disease died in a one-car crash in Desert Center on Tuesday, a day after they were reported missing,…
This is so sad. But, taking the car away is probably the hardest thing that must be done for those with Alzheimer’s dementia.
For Weeks, my Mom kept a photo of her car on her bedroom dresser after I took her car away. It took me awhile to figure out why she was angry and cursing me every time she returned from her bedroom.
Once I removed the photo, her disposition improved exponentially!
Caregivers can find Needed Help Support Groups help us enjoy the better side of Caregiving Most of us didn’t plan for–or intend to become a full-time caregiver for a family member. We were taken hostage by a job we never wanted in the first place. So it’s no wonder we become weary and cranky and […]
Can mental exercise help dementia? If you are in your 50’s or 60’s, this message is mostly about prevention. But it’s also about having some fun with Brain exercises whether you are someone with Alzheimer’s dementia or their caregiver. My husband and I, both in our 60’s, are more cognizant of the games we play […]