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Jun 13, 2018 · Talking to self for hours in Caregivers: Dementia

I am caring for my mother in law …she has dementia. For the past few days when she is in bed either at night or the afternoon…she has talked nonstop. She seems to be having a great time…laughing and telling all kinds of stories. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this with a dementia patient?

Apr 9, 2018 · Always calling out for help while in bed in Caregivers: Dementia

I am glad that you have children that helped you ease the tension during your wife's caregiving. Thanks for the thoughts. I have been praying to the Holy Spirit for peace and courage.

Apr 9, 2018 · Always calling out for help while in bed in Caregivers: Dementia

I will try to give her something to eat! Thanks for the suggestion. Hope things are good with you!

Apr 9, 2018 · Always calling out for help while in bed in Caregivers: Dementia

That sounds like a great idea…I will have to try that! Thanks!

Apr 7, 2018 · Always calling out for help while in bed in Caregivers: Dementia

Thank you…very good ideas!

Apr 7, 2018 · Always calling out for help while in bed in Caregivers: Dementia

I have just started caring for my mother in law in my home. She is 87 . She has dementia, she is incontinent and she has macular degeneration. She was in a nursing home but she was private pay and she had just about run out of money. So it was either pay for her nursing home bill ourselves or take care of her!! She will not be eligible for Medicaid for another year. She has been with us for a month. She was walking with a walker but now she only has strength to stand and pivot into the wheelchair. I was also taking her into the bathroom every few hours but now I have to clean and change her on her bed…not the most pleasant thing I have ever had to do! She sleeps all night and is not argumentative…so we are very thankful for that. The thing that drives me crazy is when she lies down to rest in the afternoon. She doesn’t stop calling out that she needs help! She will be in bed for a minute and she starts saying that she needs help.I go over to her and tell her that she is okay and she is in her nice warm bed. She says okay, thank you. Then a second later she is calling for help again. I have tried putting on music or the tv but it doesn’t seem to help. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to help her and me!