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.

Mum is very stiff and having trouble with her legs

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Bittermama, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Bittermama

    Bittermama Registered User

    Jun 9, 2012
    27
    Kingston, Surrey
    Hi all, mum is now in late stages and is mostly bed ridden. She is now having problems with her legs as they are becoming very stiff and it's getting hard to separate them to change her. She crys out in pain whenever she is moved. She has a special mattress and OT are going to give her some special cushions. However I wanted to ask if there is any kind of medication she could take, like a muscle relaxant? Has anyone else had to deal with this kind of situation. Advice gratefully received. Thank you
     
  2. Aitchbee

    Aitchbee Registered User

    Nov 3, 2013
    87
    Hello. My Mum has very stiff arms that are now constantly contracted and her hands are the same. They are painful when moved. We recently had a physio come to see if there was anything they could suggest to help. She has given Mum palm protectors for her hands. She also said that there was some medication available to relax muscles but that we would need to discuss this with the GP to see if it would be suitable. So, to cut a long story short and get to the point, I would contact your GP for possible pain relief and also to see if a muscle relaxant would be appropriate!
     
  3. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
    356
    Having had rheumatoid arthritis for years, even a couple of paracetamol regularly help to dull the pain until you get something else sorted.
     

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