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Feb 28, 2019 · I badly need your help!! Father refusing to drink water in Caregivers

My first thought on your heartfelt request is "how do we deal with stubborn people — people who are stubborn to their own detriment?" Boy I am suffering with that right now and although I'm very patient, I find that very very hard now. So, let me restate what Scott said, and what I always said to my kids (isn't this just another kid?). Pick your battles and invest your energy in only the most important!!

Feb 1, 2019 · Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer's in Caregivers: Dementia

Hi Joey. My name is Connie and my husband is Roy. He was diagnosed with MCI some 4 years ago, and I appreciate your ability to communicate with him about what's happening. That has made a lot of difference for me and Roy. It is particularly good because the rest of our lives will be different than what we had planned several years ago. We need to make arrangements for later, because right now Roy is aware of what he does and does not want. There 's some really good stuff available on that with Alzheimer's association. Just as you, I thought I wanted to just know more about the disease and what I could do to make it easier for us both. However, now I know that I need personal support more frequently. It is so wonderful to hear once in a while — you did just right, or that was the right decision Connie, and it's OK to do some for yourself…take care or I will be in trouble, as I am seeing stress/pain in my back and elsewhere. Keep talking and keep knowing that you are doing the very best you can with what you have at this particular moment.