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That is the challenge. Sometimes I have to turn the TV off to get her attention. She has held them in her hand several minutes before taking them. She hates taking meds and any long term treatments.
I have even ground them up to a fine powder and mixed them into her ice cream. That worked. But only with ice cream. Pill crushers did not work. The pills are lumpy and she would find the lumps and spit them out. While in rehab we finally just tole her they were her vitamins and then she would take them easily.
Now I have to hover over her and keep pushing them toward her mouth.
The silly girl will hold them in her mouth until they dissolve and make those awful faces before taking the liquid to wash them down.
Pulverizing them and mixed with a favorite snack is the easiest method I found. I used a morter and pedistal to crush them because of the lums she would find and spit out.
As much as you can, reframe his nasty behavior as a symptom of his disease and not him, himself. His brain is broken. That probably doesn't make what he is saying less hurtful, but he wouldn't be saying it if he wasn't sick.
Please don't try to do it all yourself. It's a very difficult disease to manage. I agree with everything Laurellel said!
I highly recommend the FTD Support Forum at www.ftdsupportforum.com You will find great advice and kindness from those who have walked in your shoes, as well as lots of excellent information.
You can find videos by Teepa Snow on You Tube that are super helpful with managing some of the behaviors. She is amazing!
Also search this forum for FTD more info and advice. I listed some more resources on this one, and others here have given much good help.
Again, I am so sorry. Do protect your own safety and sanity!
Have you considered calling 911 if you feel threatened?
Could he have a UTI?
Does his insurance have a "nurse line" you can call?