1. Q&A: Looking after yourself as a carer - Friday 25 January, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of that person will often come before your own, and this can mean that you don't always look after yourself.

    However, it's important for both you and the person you care for. But how do you do that properly?

    Our next expert Q&A will be on looking after yourself as a carer. It will be hosted by Angelo from our Knowledge Services team, who focuses on wellbeing. He'll be answering your questions on Friday 25 January between 3-4pm.

    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.

My husband has been diagnosed with dementia

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by suzieQ3, May 29, 2018.

  1. suzieQ3

    suzieQ3 New member

    May 29, 2018
    3
    My husband has been diagnosed with dementia
    Or Alzheimer
    He seems fine most of the time but he has been exhibiting inappropriate sexual behavior
    This seems to run in a cycle. Is that normal ?
     
  2. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    7,975
    leicester
    Welcome to TP @mariebutler22

    Sorry to hear your difficulties.

    Have you talked to anyone? Doctor or CPN? I realise that it’s a different subject to raise and probably easier here on line rather than face to face..
    But I think it should be in his notes for the future..
     
  3. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    6,851
    Yorkshire
    hello @mariebutler22
    and welcome from me too
    not such an unfamiliar situation as other members have written of similar issues, so you are not alone by any means and it will be worth having a mooch around to maybe find their threads
    sometimes a tweak in meds can make a difference, so do have a chat with your GP and let them know how this is affecting you
     
  4. suzieQ3

    suzieQ3 New member

    May 29, 2018
    3
    I did talk to neurologist and was prescribed a medication for those times
     
  5. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,091
    Nottinghamshire
    It's worth looking at any medication he started to take before this behaviour started as some can cause it.
     
  6. suzieQ3

    suzieQ3 New member

    May 29, 2018
    3
    When I went to the Neurologist about the above episodes she gave us a medication to take during those times. He was given a mri of frontal lobe of his brain. It came back consistent with Alzheimer’s.
    Is it normal for people with Alzheimer’s to seem perfectly normal most of the time, confusion some times, but not all the time.
    Is this the usual, for the problems to run in cycles?
     

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