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Sun, Mar 1 12:03pm · Decreased sense of smell may indicate early dementia in Brain & Nervous System

I know the look quite well. When my mom wakes in the morning she is always confused…not knowing exactly where she is…it takes a few minutes to calm her…and sometimes not. And often when we are out the look comes to her eyes and she is anxious and wants to go home. Sometimes she wants to go home before we leave the door.
It’s hard but we have to go forward as caregivers….peace and courage and I share your broken heart.

Sun, Mar 1 11:57am · Decreased sense of smell may indicate early dementia in Brain & Nervous System

Yes..I did this for my mom…I have a few around as replacements. It works.

Sun, Mar 1 11:25am · Parkinson's with diabetes and dialysis end of life... in Caregivers

Reading your post…there is a relief in humor and laughter. My best wishes to you and yours on the journey.

Fri, Feb 28 12:48pm · Parkinson's with diabetes and dialysis end of life... in Caregivers

I agree with coloradogirl. I’m caring for my mom with Alzheimer’s but my experience is nothing like yours. You are in my thoughts and I’m wishing you and your family peace and comfort as you face your daily challenges.

Wed, Feb 19 2:41pm · Are dementia meds really helping? in Caregivers: Dementia

That is the mantra of all caregivers.

Sep 10, 2019 · Hygiene issues in Caregivers: Dementia

My mom hates the shower or bath now….I’ve taken to sponge baths and bathing wipes….that helps a lot. It seems some Alzheimer patients become fearful of the sound of water and the feeling of it on their skin. I always try to have the bathroom warmer for her. It’s always a challenge.

Aug 20, 2019 · One of the worst days in Caregivers: Dementia

It’s tough. My mom often asks me where are her parents and siblings…all deceased. I usually say I don’t know if they are home now or distract. It reminds me of when I was visiting a friend in a facility…there was a woman at the nursing station sitting in a wheel chair calling for her mother to take her home. So sad…it is a diabolical disease

Aug 2, 2019 · One of the worst days in Caregivers: Dementia

I haven’t had that happen yet…but my mom will ask about her parents or siblings…are they home…where are they…why haven’t they called…when this happens I just say I don’t know and distract and change the subject. It hurts so much to see her this way.