Alzheimer's update/problem

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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby suffolk » April 3rd, 2018, 1:53 pm

Keep an eye on his spectacles, watch, stuff like that ... if he doesn't recognise them when he sees them in the morning they may disappear.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Pepper Pig » April 3rd, 2018, 1:55 pm

I will, thanks.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby StokeySue » April 3rd, 2018, 2:01 pm

Reading this is making me wonder about my mother's throwing away of things. It also started early and what she discarded was largely quite a lot of family stuff, I initially thought it was something to do with that (concealing family history), but in retrospect I think she was doing something much simpler, just trying to strip out things she had no obvious immediate use for, and in some cases discarding gifts she hadn't chosen herself, I removed a lot of pottery made by a family friend which mum was never mad about and it seemed to have a high fatality rate

Just trying to get rid of anything no longer understood, a kind of dementia based decluttering?
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby suffolk » April 3rd, 2018, 2:03 pm

Think you're right Sue :D

Think we'd all better de-clutter while we still understand what it all is :rolleyes:
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Suelle » April 3rd, 2018, 3:37 pm

De-cluttering in old age is a recognised phenomenon in Sweden - 'dostadning' or 'death cleaning' (try Googling). I have to admit that I've started since OH died, as the prospect of eventually having to downsize seems easier if I haven't got so much stuff to worry about.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Bubbles » April 3rd, 2018, 4:12 pm

When close family members had Dementia / Alzeimers I joined the Alzeimers Society 'Talking Point' forum. I found it helpful to hear others' experiences and share yours. There is a wealth of information on there and a range of coping strategies. Hope this helps :hug: .
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Pepper Pig » April 3rd, 2018, 4:26 pm

Thanks Bubbles. I’ll put it on the list.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Zosherooney » April 3rd, 2018, 4:35 pm

Thanks Sue, :tu: I used the smallest dab. I have tried Savlon in the past and it was licked off ! The red angry area is now 'calm' and he is not 'bothering' it, he's had his T and is asleep on the bed. Even Mr. Z. has hit the sack..... :o He said for half an hour but..... :rolleyes:
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby StokeySue » April 3rd, 2018, 5:14 pm

Suelle wrote:De-cluttering in old age is a recognised phenomenon in Sweden - 'dostadning' or 'death cleaning' (try Googling). I have to admit that I've started since OH died, as the prospect of eventually having to downsize seems easier if I haven't got so much stuff to worry about.


I think that's a bit different from the more or less involuntary decluttering we are seeing in dementia, I am definitely doing an old age declutter, some of which involves clearing up after my OH and my parents so I leave less confusion than they all have done,

But I think what my mum was doing was what babies (and cats) sometimes do - if you put an unfamiliar object into their personal space=, such as putting a red fork on the high chair table when they are used to a blue spoon they will throw it to a safe distance and it isn't always a temper thing, it's more not wanting a strange, unrecognised, object within their orbit. Mum threw out objects she hadn't actively chosen and that had been tucked in drawers for so long she'd forgotten them so thought they "shouldn't" be there at all. It sounds as if Mr P may be discarding "new fangled" technology he only learned to use relatively recently and may have already forgotten exactly how to use

Interesting though that the Swedish have that concept of an end of life sort out
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Pepper Pig » April 3rd, 2018, 5:47 pm

Sounds about right Sue.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Ratatouille » April 3rd, 2018, 6:20 pm

Oh dear. I think we have caught it :scared: As some of you know we have been having a huge clear-out, which is nearly complete. Mind you we did have the contents of two houses to condense into one so perhaps we can be excused ???
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Amber » April 3rd, 2018, 9:00 pm

Oh yes, the wrapping everything in tissue.... :rolleyes:
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Pepper Pig » April 20th, 2018, 4:34 pm

The hot weather has completely changed him! He’s happy, playful and saying he’s going to have a bath. Normally dinner has to be in front of him at 6pm or WW3 breaks out. :o
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Ratatouille » April 20th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Long may it continue PP
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Amber » April 20th, 2018, 8:53 pm

I understand how he feels.
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Zosherooney » April 21st, 2018, 7:37 am

It's amazing what a drop of sunshine can achieve !
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Re: Alzheimer's update/problem

Postby Gruney » April 21st, 2018, 9:26 am

It works in the same way for dogs who have the condition - I know it does for mine.
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