Marcus replied to the topic DEMENTIA CAREGIVING REMINDERS in the forum Caregiving aid 9 years, 6 months ago
The 10 Absolutes
Never ARGUE, instead AGREE
Never REASON, instead DIVERT
Never SHAME, instead DISTRACT
Never LECTURE, instead REASSURE
Never say REMEMBER, instead REMINISCE
Never say I TOLD YOU, instead REPEAT
Never say YOU CAN’T, instead say DO WHAT YOU CAN
Never COMMAND, or DEMAND, instead ASK or MODEL
Never CONDESCEND, instead…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Dr. Mitch in the forum Caregiving aid 9 years, 11 months ago
I went to his profile page and shared your post. Maybe we will hear from him soon.
Marcus replied to the topic Alzheimer’s & dementia in the forum Caregiving aid 10 years ago
Welcome Check out the chat rooms.
They are people who are going through the same or have been there before. They will have some good advice and support.
Marcus replied to the topic Openly Alzheimer’s – letting others know in the forum Open Discussions 10 years ago
Thank You for sharing. Yes, It is a sweet story.
Marcus replied to the topic Help! in the forum Open Discussions 10 years, 1 month ago
What is the question?You can post a question here and get advice. You can check out the chat room and go to a scheduled chat and ask questions.You can go to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website message board http://alzheimers.infopop.cc/eve and ask questions or to their chat room http://alzheimers.infopop.cc/eve/chime and ask questions or you…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Lithium apartate and Namenda in the forum Open Discussions 10 years, 1 month ago
The only thing I have seen on lithium aspartate or lithium orotate is a forum entry I started to see if anyone was interested in it and maybe do some research and sharing the results. http://www.alzinfo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27
I would ask the Doctor that wrote the article. Dr. Howenstine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and by mail at…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic aggressive behavior in the forum Open Discussions 10 years, 5 months ago
Yes to the question does anyone have any experience.Basically anyone dealing with care giving has guilt.If only we would of done this or if the Doctor would of done that.The answer is something like this, everyone is different and what works for one does not work for another.I am sure the Doctor who put him on the anti-psychotics for the…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Not sure what is wrong, but something has changed my dad in the forum Open Discussions 10 years, 7 months ago
Review the top 10 symptoms.The earliest he can be diagnosed and started on the medications such as Aricept and Namenda the better they will work for him. Remember it is very unlikely that he will admit to having a thinking problem.Your next problem will probably be getting him to go to the Doctor…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Lithium aspartate in the forum Open Discussions 10 years, 9 months ago
The Misunderstood Mineral Part 1
By Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
(Reprinted From “Nutrition and Healing”)
Lithium and Alzheimer’s: New hope for a “hopeless” situation
As you know, there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and there’s very little available for patients (and families) that can…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic new to forum in the forum Caregiving aid 11 years ago
btwillie is a elder lawyer that has a website about paying for Alzheimer’s care. http://www.payingforalzheimerscare.com
I would add keep the Doctor informed of his anger issues . A medication change could help? I do not know, that is why the doctor must know about this.Do not take a beating. Call 911 before you do.Look for things to laugh about.…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic granma not right in the forum Open Discussions 11 years ago
You must get her to a doctor.Have them diagnose the problem and get her started on the medication as soon as possible. The Doctor will probably tell you both.Make sure you make a point of asking the doctor Are You Sure?And she must take this medicine everyday? Making sure she understands.Let her know that you will help her through this but she…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic surprise party in the forum Caregiving aid 11 years ago
First of all this question was asked once before with a few responses
Second None of us can tell you “Oh it should be alright” Or “No you shouldn’t do this” for everyone is different. I know some of my buddies with Alz that could handle it well and would even get up and make a speech even with…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic [Survey] Alzheimer’s Disease and Public Awareness in the forum Open Discussions 11 years, 3 months ago
The link worked fine. It only took 5 minutes to answer the questions.
Marcus replied to the topic hygiene in the forum Open Discussions 11 years, 4 months ago
Oh Dear…I know what you mean…no really I give two showers a night in the Alzheimer’s Ward…I go through “I just had a shower!” to “No One has ever seen me naked but my husband….only because she has forgotten the many showers I have given her.I’ve asked Why do you guys not like showers. And from the ones that still understand and know about…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Help in the forum Open Discussions 11 years, 4 months ago
Hello and Welcome rosa…Here are some sundowning tips…
Here are some guild lines to go by when possible….
The 10 Absolutes
Never say I…[Read more]
Marcus replied to the topic Very Angry in the forum Open Discussions 11 years, 5 months ago
Hey Terry….I have a few web pages for you to check out.Some will help you being so angry and confused.We all have those feeling but they are negative harmful feeling that we must overcome with the good. laughter and love.My biggest concern is the driving issues. You admit to missing turns and getting lost geesh what are you waiting for to miss…[Read more]