Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's or another dementia? In addition to the Stage Groups via the Steps & Stages resource, we also offer this new online support group for family caregivers with loved ones across the stages of Alzheimer's or dementia. Please introduce yourself, share about your caregiving experience, and let us know how we can be of help to you.
Additional resources that may be helpful:
- Alzheimer's Info Center
- Memory Care Communities in U.S.
- Professional In-Home Caregivers
- Senior Money and Legal Resources
Group created in February 2014.
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4 days ago
Good afternoon, I want to know if anyone on here has given there love one medical marijuana. My grandmother has Alzheimer's for about 10+ years. She is 81 years old. She has become very violence to me and some of my family member. She lives with my mom(daughter), my dad(son-in-law) and myself(her granddaughter). I have talked to my mom about her possibly trying it out. My grandmother is on "happy pills" medication. But she is still gets upset, cries and does not understand why she is upset. I just want to know if anyone has giving there love ones medical marijuana and the affect it has on your love one for the good or bad. Thank you so much.
5 days ago
For the past 5 years I have been the primary caregiver for parents. My Father passed away in September at age 93. Since then, I have been caring for my 89 yo Mother. She has no short term memory. Both of my parents ran off the many doctors, nurses and other caregivers I have brought into the house. I take her all meals, see to medications and etc. We went to the ER the other day, her physical health is good and they sent her home. I need to take her to the family doctor to keep her prescriptions current and she refuses to get dressed to go. I am exhausted from dealing with her.
7 days ago
my mom was diagnose with early Alzheimer's. I have been helping her a lot because she forgets everything. She said I treat her like a child and she is tired of it. I took away her car keys because she had a couple close calls and she shops excessively. She called me tonight and said if I don't give her car keys back she will disown me. She says she is fine and nothing is wrong with her. I know she says things out of frustration but today I feel like I'm going to explode
8 days ago
My father has dementia, he currently has a uti, he is on levofloxacin and multiple sleep aids. He was out of it all night, yelling trying to get out of bed, seeing people that aren't there, not understanding anything I say, causing me to have a complete mental breakdown.. Very stressed and losing hope.. I just need some hope
20 days ago
Hello! I recently found out that a very large sum of money was withdrawn from my grandmothers account and placed into another account with out her name. My grandmother is 90 and has Alzheimers. She has not had access to her account for almost 5 years. Her daughter controls all her funds without a written POA or guardianship although my aunt is on her account. The only deposits made have been my grandmothers ss and state checks. Plenty of other withdraws for personal use... gas, food etc. I have already gone and made a report with social services. What happens next? How will I know the outcome? If she is found guilty of financial abuse what happens? And if she is not found guilty what can I do to protect my grandmothers funds? Any advice or feedback is much appreciated. Thank You!
mermaid grandma said...
21 days ago
Hello. I am Kay. My husband was diagnosed with AZ demoniac and vascular brain strokes last week. We both knew something was wrong and his mother was in a nursing home 21 YEARS. I'm scared and also angry because the strokes were caused by his horrible eating habits with diabetes. The number swings were huge. I'm trying to give up being the food police but I know in the end it's going to be my taking care of him. I want to step up and do this job, but I'm so angry. BTW we've been married 50 years in September.
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