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    getting up on rainy days

    thank you Katrine! It is a very good idea and i will pass it on to her carer...
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    getting up on rainy days

    I agree it is not harmful but the problem is that she now at a stage where the doctor actually told us she has to keep moving, in order to avoid then becoming bed bound..
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    getting up on rainy days

    Dear all, My mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2010 and she is now at a stage where she cannot use words correctly, has problems expressing basic needs, urinating etc... and eating - she starts eating alone and then forgets and has to be helped. She lives at home and since last year my dad...
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    should i tell my mum (who suffers from Alzheimer) that my dad is dead?

    Hi all, just a piece of advice ... my dad died of cancer yesterday.. before falling ill he was my mum main carer.. he is her focal point..she always looks for him.. I now don't know whether we should tell her is dead or keep on inventing is out .. any of you have had a similar experience...
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    panic attacks ?

    thank you!!!
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    panic attacks ?

    Hi 2jays thanks for your reply.. my dad has taken her to the hospital several times when she got these attacks but that is the problem, they can't find any 'physical' problem.. this is why we can't figure out what is causing her to feel that way ..so badly that she actually wants to go to the...
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    panic attacks ?

    Hi Lately my mum (72 years old Alzheimer sufferer) has been experiencing weird symptoms... there is apparently nothing of physical nature (my dad who is her carer has taken her to A&E several times) but she feels like "she is going".. taking into account the fact that her condition has...
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    alzheimer's guilt

    Hi steffie60, I don't think my mum would ask me to go back was she not ill, she never did. I am beginning only now to appreciate how 'unstable' her condition is..that is it changes all the time..I agree that these late requests may not last, and also that me going back to Italy would not...
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    alzheimer's guilt

    Gosh eomr, I understand what you mean....and you are right about gathering strength... And energy....thank you for your words, I find sometimes my friends and partner do not really understand (or maybe I just don't express it well enough) my turmoil...
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    alzheimer's guilt

    Thank you andrean I appreciate it. Yes i have two brothers who live relatively closer to mum and dad, but as much as they are present their relationship with mum is a bit different...i am the only girl. However, as in your case, my brothers (or dad for that matter) would never expect me...
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    alzheimer's guilt

    Hi, My mum has been diagnosed two years ago with Alzheimer. It has been an incredibly painful journey leading up to her diagnoses. My parents live in Italy, where i am from. My dad is now the main carer and both for him and me it has been a horrible process of loss .. and transformation. I...