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Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,747
Posted By mitsy
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By mitsy
Re: Troubles with Family after MIL passed

I just got off the phone with my husband and he's sitting there telling me how everyone is forgetting how well she took care of MIL. I am so sick, truly just sick. I couldn't reply, I just let...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By mitsy
Re: Troubles with Family after MIL passed

Thanks Nina for your reply. Part of my issue has been with the family's lack of stepping in to take care of business. The POA didn't take my suggestion and have MIL bills sent to the POA's house so...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-10-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By mitsy
Re: Troubles with Family after MIL passed

Hi Deb,

I was hoping that hubby would see thru the brother. I witnessed an exchange between the caregiver and brother saying she got what he asked for. I knew then that she isn't going in this...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-10-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By mitsy
Troubles with Family after MIL passed

My MIL passed away two weeks ago. It had been a long ride and now to anticipate the family drama continuation. The family has 4 siblings. One of the brothers used to stay at his mom's house most...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By mitsy
Re: MMSE question

Deb, I always consider you a great advocate for ALZ. It has helped me understanding my family and others that talk about it.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-21-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,196
Posted By mitsy
Re: No Urine

My husband says that once hospice is in place, they get to make the decisions. I honestly think the family has some choices. The catheter has been in for 2 months. Hospice said that her kidneys...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,196
Posted By mitsy
No Urine

MIL had not passed any urine from Monday until Thursday (today). Yesterday hospice and the Dr. said that her kidneys were failing and the end was near. Today, they say that they were premature...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-11-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

Thanks so much Deb!
As of the moment my husband is giving me the silent treatment, but because of several things. He wants to retire and start collecting SS. He's working part time now 4 days a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-10-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

MIL has gotten beligerent again since they lowered her meds. First it was too much and now not enough. Does hospice deal with tweaking these meds and prescribing? Last time they called the dr....
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

Husband says that hospice gives her a sponge bath every day. They get her on the lift and do it that way. Like you said, the caregiver should be doing this. Yes, she has a caregiver and then the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

The family is saying that hospice made them get the patient lift. Hubby says that medicare is paying for it (so? doesn't make it right). Hospice comes everyday and gets her out of the bed and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-07-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

Ok, so she's got the patient lift and everyone's smiling. MIL doesn't like being moved that much but now the caregiver can put her on the lift and then make her bed. Whatever... Today my husband...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By mitsy
Re: Good and Bad

Deb, I am sorry for your loss. You are always supporting others and I hope we can in someway support you. God Bless...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By mitsy
Re: Vascular dementia-- Update on mom

It would seem that your sister talks about her frustration in emails, etc. because saying it in front of her husband would cause tension and maybe she is relenting because she doesn't want the strain...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

She does have a hospital bed. Not sure on the bed topper.

Yeah, I think it's a bunch of yahoos caring for her that don't know any better. They're telling them after medicare pays so much then...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

This is the first time I've heard rigidity in the ALZ blog. Now that you've said this, I'm sure this is what is happening. I will mention the pain meds.
My husband said that they want to use the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

Thanks for the info! I knew Ativan wasn't good but didn't know that Lorazepam was the same thing.
It was my husband's turn with her yesterday. She has declined rapidly. He says that she looks...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-21-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

The have her on :
Seroquel 1/2 to one tablet depending.
Lorazepam 1/2 to 1 tablet at noon and bedtime
Exelon patch in morning
Namenda 1/2 table morning and night
Zoloft morning only
Bayer low...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-21-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Re: Patient Lift

Thanks Deb,

I think her moaning is just the latest stage that she has reached. The hospital didn't find anything and didn't expect to. She's being medicated to stop her combativeness but she is...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-20-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,307
Posted By mitsy
Patient Lift

MIL has declined and now won't / can't get out of bed. She won't let the caregiver get her out of bed and I'm sure from not using her legs enough that she can't stay up. She already has a hospital...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-31-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By mitsy
Re: Falling and Anger

Thanks Deb for your thoughts. My MIL is a fall risk. She's been falling alot lately due to two things. One is that she is too proud to use her cane, unless it's to hit someone and the other is...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-30-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By mitsy
Falling and Anger

I am writing this, knowing that I cannot do anything but watch this play out. There is nothing I can do, but I would like to vent and hope others can see what happens in different AZ situations. My...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-01-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,404
Posted By mitsy
Re: Husband has Dementia

Deenie, everything Deb wrote is spot on. Also, hopefully his dr. has recommended that he not drive? Individuals with AZ have good days and bad days where they sometimes can't remember where they...
Board: Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery 09-27-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,453
Posted By mitsy
Re: I went to PS today and talked about TUMMY TUCKS

I just had one 4 1/2 weeks ago. I had TT with flank lipo and Breast Lift with Implants.
I had implants before and really needed the lift and changed from saline to cohesive silicone. I had it done...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-26-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,010
Posted By mitsy
Re: Power of Attorney?

I agree with the rest on this board, Teach, you need to see an elder care lawyer to find out what options you have in your state for both Financial POA and Medical POA. I also agree that you need to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-05-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,689
Posted By mitsy
Re: Lucy update

is there a way to video some of her odder episodes as documentation? I would think that you could capture some moments to show her doctor? Glad the dr is listening to your concerns..
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By mitsy
Re: Taking the car away, this weekend!

Liz, Can you tell her that she would need to take a driving test in order to drive again? (or do you think she could pass that?) Maybe she'd back down knowing she couldn't pass. Just thinking of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-05-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By mitsy
Re: Not her home

Deb,

Her caregiver is a 6 day live in. The one son seems to be there almost as much as the caregiver but can't be there when he works. He didn't want to be there when the caregiver was there...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-05-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By mitsy
Re: Not her home

Nina,

MIL is still at home. She's 89 and relatively healthy. She is totally blind in one eye due to glaucoma and has alot of eye pressure. She can't go out in the sun because it is too bright....
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-05-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By mitsy
Not her home

MIL has recently taken a downturn. When her son went to take his turn and spend the day with her, she constantly is putting her shoes and and getting her purse saying this isn't her home. When he...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-05-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By mitsy
Re: What recourse do I have left?

Luau,

You said your wife was going to the doctor on the 1st and wanted to check in with you. Were you able to get her to go? What have the doctors said? I hope you are hanging in there and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,022
Posted By mitsy
Re: Not so hidden costs of "But She Seemed Really Fine"

Thank you Suzy for all this information. I knew somewhat about worrying about the family making big expeditures but never even thought how detrimental not keeping track to that extent can be! I've...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-22-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By mitsy
Re: What recourse do I have left?

Luau,

I am not trying to say that you are spineless and sorry that I made it sound that way. I too vent my frustrations with my own family situation. This is a great board with members with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-22-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By mitsy
Re: What recourse do I have left?

My husband's family can't and won't deal with their mother and part of it is because of her anger. She has always controlled them and they continue to let her run the show. She gets so angry and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,476
Posted By mitsy
Re: What recourse do I have left?

So maybe you should have called 911 when these times are appropriate. Has the Dr. not confirmed this as a means to get faster treatment since apparently he's not moving faster on this? Part of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-18-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,655
Posted By mitsy
re: Mom is getting worse!

My MIL used to be by herself but she started getting delusions and called the police on several occasions. They felt she had been abandoned and threatened to report her to elder services (which...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitsy
Re: Utensils and visions

You've hit the nail on the head. It's about the cognitive loss more than the memory loss. I was talking to someone the other day whose mother had been in a memory care unit that he said he liked...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-15-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitsy
Re: Utensils and visions

MIl does have a tv in her room, a very BIG tv. Her doctor told them to move it to the living room so that she'd have to get up and move a little, not...
At this point, I think it's there to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By mitsy
Utensils and visions

My MIL is now seeing people walk past her at night. She wouldn't sleep in her bed because she saw someone pass her. She asked her son, 'did you see her walk by?'. This seems to be a new thing. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-02-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

Deb, you are so right. Also, just having observed my MIL in the hospital setting, it's important for the family to be there. I see doctors having to communicate to someone with AZ and no one is there...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-30-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

I definitely understand the standing on the sidelines. At least I feel that I can talk here and gain some understanding what others have gone through. Sometimes I feel the biggest problem with Alz...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-30-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

I know the dr understands the alzheimers and that is why he doesn't want to sedate her but he also understands that she is an hysterical person and sitting still for 1 1/2 hours even with a family...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-30-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

The doctor said that she needed to make a decision within the next week. The caregiver is trying to talk the dr. in letting her be in the room to calm her. He's saying no. I'm not sure why a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

MIL started off with just a cataract a couple of years ago. She never did anything about it and then she went blind in that eye. They doctor said that she probably had eye stroke(which is sudden...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-29-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Re: Severe Eye Pressure and options

Thank you Deb,
I was asking my husband all these questions, and I was asking him several questions and he's like 'I didn't think about that' and I didn't know that. So hopefully that will help him...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-29-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By mitsy
Severe Eye Pressure and options

MIL has glaucoma in one eye and has gone blind in that eye 3 years ago due to this. She has been doing the drops, however, the eye pressure is causing alot of pain. The eye doctor has given her two...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-10-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,449
Posted By mitsy
Re: He's Gone...

TC, I am praying for inner peace for you. I know part of it is that the person you knew in the physical sense is no longer there, As if erased. Yes we can tell ourselves that we prepare but in...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-07-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,637
Posted By mitsy
Re: Mom, 81 Broke Hip

I agree with Deb, finding the right cocktail for your mom so that she is settled and happier is the right thing to do. Facilities cannot handle the agression, caretakers can't handle the aggression...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By mitsy
Re: I need help and advice...

My MIL did this. At first she denied having issues, then she bragged that she took responsibility and went to the doctor about this (in front of another family member that had dementia due to mini...
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