insane Asked May 2010

My mom forgets that she isn't supposed to use the stairs alone and forget to use her walker, what can we do without always being in the same room as her?

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IsabelCares May 2010
beta42, love your solutions! Thanks for sharing.

insane, hope you find a successful solution real soon. It's unnerving, to say the least. I especially like the motion sensor idea betwa42 shared.
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beta42 May 2010
went thru same thing - mom started aricept -alzkheimers - dizziness was side effect- she kept falling at night and in the day - i sat next t her 24/7-thought i was going insane too -started to sleep on the floor in her room to help her to bathroom so she wouldnt fall - she was so quiet - she would slide down to the bottom of the bed and get out without me hearing-my daughter took care of her for 6 months and said i told you shes a ninja-lol! anyway i bought a video monitor from babies r us- i put it in the room i am in -exercise room for example- and if she starts to get up i stop and help her. but at night i couldnt stay up all night watching the monitor- so i bought an $89 motion detector - wow what a life saver- it beeps in my room - look at the monitor to see if shes getting up - no more falls- works great- my husband and i can get i the hot tub,i put the motion detector beeper in the backyard so i dont have to constantly be looking at the monitor- we now have some what of a normal life- mom is 79 - me 48. make sure you get the monitor with the portable hip monitor- so if you have to leave the room that has the tv monitor you can still check to make sure shes safe- good luck!!!
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