Question: My mom, who has dementia, is in a nursing home. She thinks she will soon be coming home to live with me but the truth is she can't come home because I have to work. How do I help her understand? She cries and begs me not to make her live the rest of… read more
Question: My mom is 88. She has lived independently very well, but is beginning to have short-term memory loss. My sister and I visited her last summer and, together, investigated assisted living facilities. Mom liked one in particular. Recently, mom got the flu and an infection. Now she realizes she really can't live alone anymore.… read more
Question: How should I deal with separation anxiety? When he goes to bed early, 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m., I have to go with him. He has Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementia, and sleep disorder. Dr. Amy: One of the most distressing aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease is that it destroys the brain’s ability to think… read more
Question: Last week, our mother, who is 84 and in early to mid stage of Alzheimer's Disease, lost our brother, 64 to kidney failure. He had lived in the home with her. Now we are trying to help her to adjust to being in the home by herself, which she wants to do, and help… read more
Question: I have 8 years’ experience as a caregiver and I am young and energetic. I have an offer to become a live in caregiver and manage 24 hour care for two people with Alzheimer’s—a husband and wife who I have been caring for three years in their home. They are both in their 80s. I… read more
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