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Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Getting ready to move my mom

Congratulations , we all know the worry you have put yourself through, now breath a little bit, relax.....I am so happy that things went well..
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Getting ready to move my mom

Hello there and welcome to our little corner of the world. The move ahead for mom will be devastating to say the least. I would not go into much detail, it will only stress her out and worry her...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By jagsmu
Re: After the loss.

After my mom died I too had problems. I would forget things, I could not concentrate on to many things at once. I was worried just like you about going down that path. It was a very scarry time. For...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-06-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,889
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Assisted living vs living with family

Deb once again you nailed it. I don't think any of us who took the role of caretaker knew how much of our lives were going to be placed on hold. Most everything we did we did with or for our loved...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,889
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Assisted living vs living with family

Bless you and your sister, this is a hard road to travel. Keeping mom at home seems to be working for your sister. I think as long as you and your sister keep the communications open between you that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-05-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Good and Bad

Deb I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Our mom's are probably up there together comparing daughters. You where the first one to welcome me here many years ago. This place gave me refuge. We...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-31-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,384
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Waking up at night

Deb's mom had her night and day mixed up and she gave her melatonin . I do believe it took a bit to get going but it worked. I think she gave it to her as a tea around 7 or 8 at night. If deb does...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-30-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,160
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Mom passed away today

Oh Dorri I am so sorry, I lost my mom early this year, it is hard, death is not pretty so perhaps it was best that mom went when she did, she may have wanted it that way. She is now at peace and no...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,521
Posted By jagsmu
Re: My 87-year-old dad has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Hello randy, glad you have found us, all of us on here have a common thread connecting us together, our love and concern for our loved ones. I have been where you are and you have just started on a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,557
Posted By jagsmu
Re: How to keep MIL clean??

Timetoluv, hi there and welcome, sounds like you really have your hands full a toddler and your mil...how about asking mil to wash the dishes, if you have a dishwasher tell her it is broken, or maybe...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-26-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,878
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Mom is dying.

Hello friend, I do hope you are feeling a little better, the flu can be nasty. Deb really did say it well, this is the time that you need think of what mom would want, I know in our hearts we want...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Natural Treatments for Alzheimers?

Laura, I so agree with deb about the POA, I had my mom and dad do it at the same time, I told my mom that in case something happened to dad that I wanted to be able to help her and that to make dad...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-23-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Natural Treatments for Alzheimers?

Laura, don't burn your bridges, if this person is a friend no need to explained just that you did some research and it is not to promising a treatment plan, in the future you will need help with many...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-22-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Another big step down for Mom...

Now that's better:) :).........
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-22-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Natural Treatments for Alzheimers?

Hello friend, oh how I wish there was something out there that would/could reverse this awlful disease . If there were I am sure the medical community would be jumping up and down, it would be...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-20-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Another big step down for Mom...

Oh Deb I wish I was closer to you to give you the support you so readily give to everyone, as I read your post it brought back so many memories, the next little while will be the hardest part do this...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-31-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,182
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Cataract surgery???

Yes Deb I do agree, being the POA was/is the hardest part and you know what, that was okay because each dessicion I had to make I had to really think about alternatives, it could have been so...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-30-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,182
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Cataract surgery???

Hi sherry, my mom was very much in the same stage as yours when she also could have had the same op. this is a big dessions that you have to make, I guess you would need to ask yourself if this op....
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,168
Posted By jagsmu
Re: new to the board....

I was my moms caretaker for over five years, My mom had some wonderful visits with her brothers who had passed years previous, she would tell me about how they were doing and i would listen and ask...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Don't know where to turn

Hello nit, first of all you are not alone, all of us on this board are or have gone through what you are experiencing! It does sound like mom is have problems for sure, can you talk to her doctor, if...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-10-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By jagsmu
Re: My "HERO" is gone...

julie, this has been a hard long road that you have traveled with your mom, I am sure that she is looking down and thanking you for all that you have done. All on this board will face or have been...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-10-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By jagsmu
Re: please advise about Naso and gastric tube

Hello broke, it sounds like you are trying to prepare for the next stage of Alzheimer. A feeding tube as luau stated is a very aggressive action to take, I am in complete agreement with the statement...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,063
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Mom has taken a major turn

When my mom was in the hospital she loved anything with gravey, mashed potatoes and gravey, I had them put my mom of a soft food diet so everything came mashed, including the veggies, your friend is...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,429
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Husband has Dementia

Deenie, I just read your other post and it sounds like your husband respects his dr, enough to follow his advice, if this is so perhaps you can have a talk with the dr. And ask for help getting a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,429
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Husband has Dementia

I can not add to all the good advice you have received , just wanted to say hi and tell you that you are not alone, we are a great group who ask questions and receive answers from thoses that have...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By jagsmu
Re: looking for answers - Late stage Alz

julie, my heart goes out to you, I was in your exact shoes 6 short months ago. Follow your heart and know that you are making the right choices with the information you have, you know what your mom...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Wandering and driving warning

It is not only cars but bikes as well. My sis who has FLD has riden a bike all her life, not only for pleasure but back and forth to work for many years, 2 weeks ago my sis and BIL were out for their...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By jagsmu
update on my MIL

Well it has been three weeks since she broke her leg and hip, She is finally making some progress just these past few days, she has been moved to a rehab center so the atmosphire is very different,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By jagsmu
only 6 months or

already 6 months, it seems like such a short time ago I was worrying about such non important things for my mom and now she is gone and those things that I worryed about were really non important. So...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,655
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Mom has passed

Oh sweetie I am so sorry that your mom is gone, even tho we all know it is coming somewhere in the back of our minds we want to believe they will be there forever. I lost my m in earlier this spring...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-30-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Mom with Alz, Dad recently passed away

Sorry to read about your dad.....when my moms brother died we told her and she understood for about five minutes, we told her a couple of more times and each time she would morn all over again, we...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-30-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Here I go again!!

So the day starts, can I tell how cantankerus my mil is... The food is awful, the people are out to get her, she will not take her meds because they are trying to poision her, and on it goes, I can...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,931
Posted By jagsmu
Luau???

Have not heard from you and was wondering how you are doing and how is Lucy?? I hope all is as well as it can br...
Hugs judy
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-29-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Here I go again!!

The surgery is over, they ended up putting a rod in her leg as she really cracked and broke her thigh bone and a couple of pins in her hip, she was up and took a few steps with the nurses help today,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-28-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Here I go again!!

So they had a major emergency and now the surgery has been postponed until around midnight, mil is doped up on morphine and is sleeping peacefully, her leg is in traction to keep the stress off of it...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-28-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By jagsmu
Here I go again!!

Hi guys, so here I go again, this time my mother in law!! She fell down last night, got her feet tangled up in her blankets and down she went... Broken hip.. We are just waiting on the surgeon and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-27-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,890
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Moved Mom in 2 months ago

You are doing a great job and do not let anyone say anything different... The care of your mom is going to be a long road with many ups and downs, pick your battles, if it really does not matter then...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,079
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Question about Frequent Falls and Dementia

Anne, think of this as just another step you must contend with, mom will be okay if you move her to the next level of care, she may even enjoy all the attention and she will be able to interact with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-19-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By jagsmu
Re: MIL moved in with us

Four, my mom never forgot her dog Sam!!! When she was in the hospital we purchased a look a like stuffy and she dearly loved thar stuffy, a warning about that, when you do find one buy several, they...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-09-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Not Alone

we are all in this together, and yes I too read your post, all of it, it is not as long as some of the ones I have posted, you have found a great place to ask questions. Has grandma been tested for...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-08-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Passed away

I am sorry to hear about your FIL,, as anyone who has been though this knows there is a lot that has to be taken care of, please take care of yourselves as you start the next part of your...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-07-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,746
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Lucy update

Raising a stink to come home only goes to prove she has something happening, if you or I were in the hospital we may not like it but would understand the need to stay until the doctor releases is. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-01-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Really sad

Hi there craz, wow, do I know from where you are coming from.. I am so sorry that your dad is declining, when my mom use to do the same thing, call me by my aunts names or my sisters name I took...
Board: Hospice 06-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,352
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Family is falling apart

I have just gone though what you are about to start, mom with dementia and dad with his own medical problems but still calling the shots. This is a hard one for sure. You have poa over mom and you...
Board: Hospice 06-28-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,352
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Family is falling apart

I have just gone though what you are about to start, mom with dementia and dad with his own medical problems but still calling the shots. This is a hard one for sure. You have poa over mom and you...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,278
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Trip update and lessons learned

It is great that you are able to keep the boys informed as to what is happening, I am wondering what it is that you expect from the boys, firstly it seems that they live a distance away, secondly you...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,136
Posted By jagsmu
Re: I'm not sure who is more confused

Good to hear from you, was wondering how it was going with you. I do hope dad will come for that extended visit. .
Hugs judy
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-24-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,349
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Weird changes in food preferences

I am not sure how tall lucy is but 109 is not that much weight, one of the things that a lot of us deal/dealt with was the tendendsy of our loved ones to lose weight and not be able to regain it, the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,433
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Update on Mom

Hi deb, just catching up with all your updates, I am so sorry to read about mom losing her ability to walk or the need to walk. In some ways t does get easier but it sure is one of thoses signs that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,433
Posted By jagsmu
Re: Update on Mom

hi deb, I am glad to hear that mom is at least comfortable, when my mom had unexplained brusies in about the same place as your mom has it stumped me also, I then tracked it down to bad handling from...
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