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My mom has Alzheimer’s & was in a care facility until her money ran out. She’s been living with my husband & I for 2 years now. Her health is good, it’s just her mind. I struggle daily with many different things because everyday is different. Lately it’s been a struggle getting her to move around. She sleeps in her chair & then has trouble sleeping at night. PLEASE HELP. I need ideas. She doesn’t have a hobby & I’ve tried everything.

I thank all of you for your feedback. I appreciate the conversation and suggestions. I’m sure you can all relate to needing help & also having someone to talk to that knows what I’m going through.
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Part of the disease is the decline in motivation which is resistant to anyone nagging her. Let her be and stop micromanaging. Just offer her things. If she starts losing ADLs and it get too much then consider Medicaid and nursing care
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Thankfully she doesn’t wander & I pray that doesn’t start. I bought my mom a kindle to play games on because she used to love to play solitaire & gin rummy so I downloaded them on the kindle but she won’t play it. There’s days that I can’t get her motivated & I get frustrated. Then I feel guilty for being flustered. I rarely get to go places because I have to have someone here & I know that just fuels my frustrations. After 2 years, this is still very hard.
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My husband does the same thing. He sleeps all afternoon and then not at night. Short of throwing cold water on him, I can’t keep him awake. Does she wander the house at night and keep you awake? I got my husband an iPad and when he can’t sleep at night, he plays video games on it.

Have you considered applying for Medicaid for your Mom?
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