alzheimer's disease

  1. 77pauline

    Bad day.

    Hello I'm Pauline. Having a tearful day. My husband has alzheimers. He is becoming worse. Urinary incontinent. Wears pads but still wets down his trousers and around the toilet. Disguards the pull on pants wherever and doesn't see how unacceptable this is. Coughs up phlegm and runs to the...
  2. J

    Losing ability to use telephone

    My mum who has Alzheimer's so slowly losing the ability is understand how to speak into the telephone. She presses buttons and accidentally puts it down etc. Its ok with supervision on her end from my Dad but I don't think it will be long before this method of communication isn't so accessible...
  3. L


    Hello everyone 👋 I have just joined the forum as I wanted a place I can vent and get some advice on caring for my mum who has altzheimers. I have so many questions and will have a scroll through the topics on here in a bit. My mum was diagnosed with altzheimers 2 years ago. She is in denial...
  4. M


    I was diagnosed June 2022, & my life began to change. Prior to my diagnosis I had a home I loved in East Tennessee. My daughters saw changes in me that eventually led to living near a daughter in another state where I was diagnosed- - (This move etc is a long story that may evolve if pertinent...
  5. A

    It’s been quite a week!

    My husband was diagnosed with MCI 16 months ago, he was discharged and I was advised to ask for a re-referral should things deteriorate. In August 2023 I did ask for a re-referral and finally today he was seen again at the memory clinic and diagnosed with Alzheimers. I was obviously devastated...
  6. B

    My husband has Alzheimer’s

    My husband has got Alzheimer’s he was originally diagnosed with MCI and we thought ok we can live with that But this is very frightening & I don’t know what to expect He is the love of my life he is only 67 it seems so young We have been married 45 years & he’s been my rock He supported me when...
  7. C

    I am new to this type of communication/support. My husband has Lat Onset Alzheimer's Disease, in late 2017.

    He was also diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2022. I find it difficult to distinguish between which disease and symptoms sometimes.
  8. F

    Dad passed last month from end stage dementia

    Hello everyone. I am still sad for my dad who suffered for about 10 years from alzheimers. For the last 2 years he had been in a care home close by. Mom and I visited daily. The grieving process has been continuous for years. After he passed I felt some relief that he was no longer suffering...
  9. S

    Support for carers

    Hi My mum has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers even though we have known for 18 months since she had a stroke that she may have Alzheimers or Dementia this has come as a slight shock. Most of the time I'm really patient and I think I have been dealing with the situation well but there...
  10. B

    Feeling extremely guilty and sad

    Hi everyone. My husband who’s had Alzheimer’s for approximately 5 years is now in a nursing home For the past five weeks. He is very unsettled and angry with me and the family. He pushes us away when we visit and looks at us with what only be called total disdain We now feel we can’t visit...
  11. H

    Sister, 53 just diagnosed with Alzheimer's

    Hi all, my sister has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 53. I am absolutely reeling. She has had problems with memory and cognitive issues for some time but the diagnosis is a big shock. She has a history of complex health needs after a brain tumour as a child. Is anyone else in...
  12. S

    Carer for my wife

    Hi im chris i look after my wife who has Alzheimers Dementia been diagnosed officially 2 year's ago she's only 58 now that took me 14 month's to get her diagnosed being fobbed off constantly to say i struggle at time's is an understatement would love to speak regularly with someone in a similar...
  13. D

    Hi I'm Debbie, supporting my 81 year old Mum with Alzheimer's

    I'm an only child, but have a wonderful husband so together we muddle along with Mum. We moved her down to Southsea to a retirement flat so she could be nearer to us, this was Aug last year. Despite having Alzheimer's for over 4 years she threw herself into everything we suggested, she was...
  14. R


    Hi, my name is Rob and I am caring fir my mum , who has Alzheimers and is bedridden. I also work full time
  15. O

    Possibly similar to other questions, but how do I talk with Mum when she cannot express what she wants to say?

    Mum has been in a care home for a year and 5 months now and her Alzheimer's is deteriorating rapidly - my sister and I thought it was, but it has also been echoed by the carers at the home. Mum went through several months of being very frustrated and angry, frequently hammering on doors with...
  16. D

    Guilt when disposing of flat contents when Mum in care home

    Mum's now mid to late AZ and in a care home for the last 2 years (her own expense). She's doing things she never would have done if left in her flat even with carers and our help. She loved swimming as a young girl and now she goes swimming every week, is part of a walking club, does activities...
  17. L

    Advice please.

    My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers and he has lost any emotions and interest in anything. We have been married for 55 years and he says when I talk to him I insult him, and blames me for everything.
  18. GrannyJan

    Alzheimer's partner help me

    Hi, I'm really not sure what's going on with my partner. I follow all the ideas/suggestions for activities to help him enjoy life as much as he can but he really struggles with anything physical/visual. Conversations are bizarre, he worries about everything and I can't follow his threads of...
  19. J

    Im Julie, my mum has had Alziemers for 8 years.

    Hello everyone! My mum has had Alziemers for 8 years until recently, was very mild symptoms. Last year she had a brain haemorrhage and had surgery, she developed delirium and was hallucinating for a few days but after 2 weeks she went home and recovered well. Beginning of January this year she...
  20. M

    My 76 yr old mother entering Last Stage of Alzheimers

    Hello, My mum has had Alzheimers for about 9 years now and She is entering the beginning of the last stage which generally can last from 1-2 years. Her main symptoms generally: decrease in appetite ( but She is still able to swallow and eat if she feels like it) .. becoming tired very easily...