1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

does any one else have similar issue?

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by northen, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. northen

    northen Registered User

    Nov 17, 2015
    2
    Hello, my grandad seems to be going through a stage now for quite a while of falling asleep in his chair, not a problem but talking in full conversation and moving his hands around eratically almost sometimes as if in a fencing match. but eyes will be open then suddenly have a urge to look for items around him or start picking up bits of the floor that arent there . im my eyes and from observing it seems like he is still asleep but awake if that makes sense ?
    anyone else had a similar experience?
    northern
     
  2. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,668
    Salford
    All familiar stuff to me, my wife talks in her sleep, does the instantly awake thing from fully asleep to wide awake in one nano second and don't eve ask about picking up even the tiniest bit of fluff, cotton or whatever off the floor, she's like a human Dyson vacuum cleaner. No two people are the same even with AZ but there's a lot of fairly common and consistent symptoms and other than the hand movements it sounds a lot like my wife.
    K
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,764
    Female
    Dundee
    My husband does the hand movements too!


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  4. Chaucer 1931

    Chaucer 1931 Registered User

    Mar 30, 2014
    226
    My mum does those pinching movements too-have noticed little strange bruise type marks only on forearms and her shins,and I was stumped as to what was the cause of them,then I caught her doing the pinching thing-tiny little movements,but her skin being so fragile,if you breathed on her,she would bruise!
     

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