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2 days ago
Hi out there, My mom is a dementia patient who is now in an elderly care home. Doctors suggested her for intensive care so we moved her to the home and we see her off every 2 days in a week. She finds it difficult to recognize family members and her speech deteriorating day by day. Are these the symptoms of late stage or can this be improved with speech and memory exercises [ http://www.prestigecare.com/alzheimers.php ]?
Jenise xp said...
about 1 month ago
My mom is in assisted living. She cannot walk or even stand on her own. Our family does not have a handicap van and we are wanting to be able to bring her to family gathering s. Does anyone use a lift to put their loved ones in and out of a car? If so, what kind of lift do you use?
7 months ago
Hello....what options are people (who work regularly or have other ongoing commitments) using to get their loved ones to and from doctor appointments/other places? Does anyone use apps like Uber or Lyft or event TaskRabbit (say to get groceries picked up and dropped off)?
An anonymous caregiver said...
8 months ago
My neighbor is an 89 year old man. He has no children. He had one brother who lived locally but died. His niece is a nonparticipating in daily living power of attorney. He had a friend helping with grocery shopping but she is moving. My husband stops by daily but cant take on any more to his plate. He refuses to call his church for help and is petrified of asking for any intervention for fear they will institutionalize him. So his solution for grocery shopping is to drive there on his own. He buried his car in his side yard this weekend. Senior Protective was no help. We need some suggestions. My husband cant walk away.
11 months ago
I am Denise D Hadley and I am 61, I recently moved in with my friend since 1988 and she was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and she is not doing well at all. Living with her meant so much to me but now she is planning to have cancer surgery. So I also am trying to plan what I will do if she does not survive. I try to support her but I am here for support for me. Denise
11 months ago
My mom is 65 and her cheeks are sagging. I am planning to get her a facelift in McLean Clinic, Mississauga ( http://www.mcleanclinic.com/face/face-lift/ ). I am sure that facelift will boost up her confidence. This would be her best birthday present ever! I need my mother young and dynamic always. But she is diabetic. Will that be a problem?
11 months ago
My mom hates me My mother who is suffering from dementia hates me . She is showing intense anger and anxiety in the presence of me. I love her so much, really don’t know what makes her hate me. Is it because of dementia? Now, she is alone in Toronto and is suffering from some other health problems too. Since I’m busy with my job, I’m not able to move over there, and of course, she never allow me to stay with her. So we decided to hire a caregiver from C care, the best home care provider in Toronto. But we have zero experience in choosing a caregiver. What are the things to be considered before hiring one? Which is better? live-in caregiver or part time? Is it safe? Any suggestions and advice regarding my concerns are highly appreciable. Thank you in advance.
alone now said...
12 months ago
I am a 62 yr. old male, just diagnosed with COPD, sleep apnea, heart murmur,& enlarged upper heart. I was injured as a registered nurse yrs. ago on a job. I've had back & neck surgery & have a pain pump in my body for chronic pain. Up until 1 month ago I had caregivers for several years. all of a sudden work comp stopped my caregivers. I live alone in my house & am very worried & afraid.
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