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My mom is 88 yrs old and is in late stage Alzheimer's. Her legs quit working over 2 years ago. She has to be transfered from bed to wheel chair to recliner. It's sad. When she stopped walking, the way she is cared for changed. My mom has to be cared for 24/7. She can do nothing for herself. She can't even hold her body upright by herself anymore.
All this is just part of the sad process of decline. She doesn't need a secure wing like someone said earlier -- that has nothing to do with her not walking. She's just cared for in a different way now. That's all. She has to be watched a little closer now in case she tries to get up and walk. Sometimes, Alzheimer's patients think they can still walk when they can't. And they might try to get up only to fall. So- again- the patient just has to be watched more closely.
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I found this on the information highway for you and edited toward my own experiences:
I’m blessed to be of assistance to my local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and to heighten public awareness and to support other caregivers . Together, we can make a difference and defeat this horrible disease once and for all.
My Mom was unable to walk anymore and is confined to a wheelchair or cardiac chair. Sometimes she gives you a look that makes you think she wants to say something and can’t, but then a smile on her face says it all.

If someone in your family has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, all I can tell you is to enjoy the time you have with them today. If they can still recognize and talk to you, cherish those moments, because they won’t last.

And also try to hold on to your memories of the wonderful times you’ve shared in the past.

Best to you and your family~
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i am so sorry to hear that my grandmother can barely shuffle around i know how hard and frustrating that is i am dreading that day that is coming all too soon just try to remember how hard it must be for her to lose her last remaining tie to being indepent deep breathes real deep good luck
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If your grandmother is in assisted living, it is time for them to move her to a SECURE wing, with bed alarms,so she doesn't break a hip (or anything else).

Not being able to walk can be a natural progression of aging, or a result of a more serious medical condition, even a stroke.

Please talk to her doctor and get her more help at the facility she resides in.

God Bless..
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