Alzheimer's & Dementia
My mother has Alzheimer's disease. How do we…
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Mar 15, 2010
If you can determine why she is yelling so much you can maybe go along way in addressing the problem. Pain (even chronic pain like arthritis, etc), fear (losing sight/hearing/sensation?), boredom (lack of stimulation?), anger? I also suggest you have her evaluated first by her primary care physician for any obvious medical conditions and/or medication interactions then by a geriatric psychiatrist (these people can be God sends when it comes to meds). So many of the medications we give these folks just messes them up and we have no idea how some of them work, let alone how they affect the demented brain!
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Mar 16, 2010
My husband is 74 I am 67.- He has all the signs of Alzheimer, but refuses to admit it and will not talk to our doctor or to nobody about it.- He is getting abusive and insults me all the time.- What can I do to make him go the doctor so they can start him with medications.
Would he be willing to go to a doc if he thought the visit was for you and once you are both in the office you could bring the topic up with your MD-since he is being abusive to you -your safety may be a risk you really need somehow to get him medicial attention do you have children or other relatives who could help or someone from church some pastors or clergy have some training in this areI hope you have someone to reach out to it is hard enough for you but if you are alone that is sad.
Hi Linda,Earplugs, a good sound system and storm windows so that the neighbors will not complain- Only kidding! but I wish that it was easy as that. Dealing with a person who is screaming or wailing is beyond difficult. Cindy gave very good advice- have mom checked for any medical or physical problems that is causing her discomfort. If she gets a clean bill of health and the vocalizations continue- it can be caused by an inate self soothing response. Some people feel better by wailing. You can try putting her in a rocking chair and then add a soft blanket, and later a stuffed animal and see if the behavior improves. Try playing music from her teenage years as a distraction. Sometimes anti anxiety medication may work. Does she stop at night or just continue? How are you and the family now dealing with this- can you get some sleep?
Jul 18, 2010
My mom has had alheimers for about 5 yrs now. She is no longer talking much or responding to anything. She is in good health tho. But for the 1st time, after church, my Dad took her to Dairy Queen, and she didnt want to leave. And he told me she screamed and yelled for the 1st time. I just didnt know what it meant. She lives in a small home for over a year now with 4 other woman and caregivers. Wish I could figure out this dreaded disease. I miss my Mom terribly.
Aug 22, 2012
I'm a caregiver for an Alzeimer lady that is bedridden will not walk or talk! I totally do everything for her, she eats excellent and is in perfect health other than the Alzeimer. Lately she has begun to Yell and Pull her hair and it is extreme! She is givine Tylenol for pain but it does No good! She always starts about the same time everyday? Now thats strange? What is the solution? What do I do? I'm ready to Pull my own hair somedays!!
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