My husband just got released from the hospital today from pneumonia and your heartfelt words really lifted me up. Thank you for posting this message. May God bless you & your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
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Unfortunately many Alzheimer’s patients over time develop balance issues. I would request reevaluation from Doctor. It may be time to leave Assisted Living for a more supervised, structured environment. Hiring an aide may be more expensive than moving to a different facility. PT may be available in hospital & for a limited time thereafter, but usually insurance doesn’t cover PT exclusively for Alzheimer’s. All you can do as a sister-in-law is to talk to your husband & offer suggestions or resources. Peace and courage!
My sister had the opposite problem with her late husband who had Alzheimer’s. He hardly ever slept & if he did he would sleep standing up against a wall for maybe 10-15 minutes at a time. Everyone is different & this is particularly true for Alzheimer’s depending on which areas of the brain are affected. Has he had any new meds? Does he sleep through the night or does he have sleep apnea? At this point he probably doesn’t follow the plots on TV. At least this was the case with my brother-in-law. I pray for all caretakers especially the loved ones of Alzheimer’s. God bless you talie.
My husband has multiple myeloma with bone involvement & has a monthly infusion of the bone strengthen Zometa (Zolendronic Acid). It is very effective & only takes 15-20 minutes. However, they must do blood tests before infusion and that adds at least an hour.