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potty girl
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   Posted 4/26/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I normally post on the UC part of this site because I have UC but my father-in-law has Alzheimer, My mother-in-law has been wanting to get some books on the disease so I was looking on the bookstore here and there is so many different books on it. I was wondering if anyone here could make a sugestion on which may be the best to start with. He is in about the second stage of the disease now. Any help would be appreciated. thank you all
Rona

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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/27/2007 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Have her look for "The 36 Hour Day" book.
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   Posted 4/27/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree
'That is the best one I have come across
Welcome to this forum and please do come back
Support is always here for you and help for your Mom in law as well....coping with all this ......
It is a horrid disease and robs us of them and them of us .....
Be well and hope to see you again
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potty girl
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   Posted 4/27/2007 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you snowylynne and Lyn I think I saw that book on the bookstore at the top of this page I will try and get it for mom, And Lynn you are so right about this being a horrid disease my father-in-law is healthy as a horse phisically. He has always been really active and worked all his life even after he retired he still put in 10 hour days. Its so sad because now all he does is sit in a chair pretty much and watch t.v. and you can tell he isnt happy. and when you talk to him he will try to answerand when he gets confused he will say this darn disease I just cant remember and it just breakes my heart because he knows what it is doing to him and we are helpless to do anything about it. He remembers us sometimes and others he doesnt but he tries to let people think he remembers them, He goes along till they leave then he will ask mom who they was because he doesnt want them to feel bad about him not remembering at that moment. Its really sad and really hard on everyone and I am affraid of what is to come but we will do what we have to do to help.Im sorry I am rambling thank you both.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/27/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
There are also books out there written by my friends who have AD.Larry Rose has written 2 books.
Jeanne Lee wrote one.There's 4 or 5 who have written books but I can't call thier names offhand.
SnowyLynne


potty girl
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   Posted 4/27/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you I will look for them.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/28/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Rons
I really feel your pain hun
I lost Mom a yr plus ago and now look after my dad who has this as well
It is hard between my illnesses and his AD and of course losing Mom but we are here for you always remember that

My Dad justs sits in the house all the time unless I take him out and confuses me with my Mom so much it rips my heart out

Take care and keep coming back we are here to help
It will get harder but with support it makes it a wee bit easier

Read some of other threads on topics that may help you

I am glad you are getting the " 36 Hour Day

and so happy Snowy had other ones for you to check out
Padraigs thread is also fantastic for info ....

LYN
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   Posted 4/29/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Im sorry for you lose. My mom will be 75 this october and is starting to have some medical problems and I just hate to even think about that time coming.When you are young you just dont think about what life will be at 50 or 60 and how all your loved ones will be because they always look strong and healthy then wham it all just comes crashing down at once. But with Alzheimers it just is so hard when they dont remember who you are and when they forget the little things like how to tie there shoes. Its not that you have to do it for them that isnt the problem its just watching them struggle to try to do it and cant. someone that is your hero, your idle, your protector and then it is like it is gone almost overnight. My mother-in-law is having alot of trouble with depression but the meds the doctor gave her makes her to non functioning any suggestions on a anti depressant that isnt to strong but yet will help. sorry I am rambling agian.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/30/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rona
Thanks for your kind words
There are so many antidepressants out there how old is your MIL.........there are some really good ones but depends on her age IMO......a fast acting med like xanax may help a bit or diazapam .....

I know what you mean about seeing your idols and your protectors going thru this but thats what AD is hun they go back to infantile stage and it is so sad how this DD robs us of them
Dont give up please keep coming here and talking this out or you can email me or add me to IM on MSN or yahoo dont matter k
I would be more than happy to talk with you hun
Be well and I am thinking of you

Gentle huggs for you your Mom and MIL
Always love them and remember they might not be totally there at all times but they still will feel your love no matter who they think you are sweetie ....IMHO
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potty girl
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   Posted 4/30/2007 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
she is 73 I thinkwill be 74 this year, think you for lisrening it seems to help just by talking to someone who understands what going on. My mom-in-law dont have a computer and doesnt want one but I think it would help her so much if there was people she could talk to about it. She talks to me but I dont know alot more then she does.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/30/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to see if Snowy would know about an antidepressant or some med that might help your MIL
I think things like zoloft and prozac or others would be a bit much for her at this age

RONA
I am always here to listen if I dont answer right away please EMAIL me or you can add me to yahoo or MSN

Lets find a way to help you thru this okay ....it plays havoc on your UC just like on my crohns hun
I will do what I can for you any time

Be well sweetie
Luvs
LYN


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potty girl
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   Posted 5/1/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
you are a very sweet,careing person and if you ever need to talk just let me know.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/2/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL I always need to talk and I am sure with all you are going thru so do you

Keep in touch k Sweetie and hey
Thanks for your kind words
I only give back all or try to what has been given to me thru ppl like you and HW ppl
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   Posted 5/6/2007 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you making out Rona
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M.Catherine
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   Posted 5/6/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Rona,
My husband who is 87 years old with early Alzheimer's takes the antidepressant Trazodone for insomnia. He takes only 25 mgs, that is, half of a 50 mg. tablet, at bedtime. I've noticed that he's much better on it, whether that's from having had a good sleep or because of its antidepressant quality, even at that low dose. It's a fairly new drug, I think, and needs a doctor's prescription.

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   Posted 5/7/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and welcome I also take Trazadone it helps to put me or let me sleep w/o all thoughts running thru head I take 200 mgs at night I am 53 yrs old ......

I am glad to have you with us here at HW and sure hope you will stick around the support is fantastic as are the ppl
Do you take care of hubby self or do you have help ?

I hope you will post again and thanks for your input ......

God Bless

Lyn
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potty girl
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   Posted 5/7/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you all very much, its not my hubby, its my father-in-law, my mother-in-law takes care of him pretty much by her self my husband keeps him for a few hours when he can and I go out and set with him when she needs me to. the antidepressent is for mother-in-law, she needs something that wont knock her out to where she cant function. oh on the books I found the 36 hour a day books but there is like 4 or 5 aditions which one would be best? you guys are great thanks.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/8/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it is your FIL hun I am sure that M Catherine does too .??

How are they doing?
The trazadone is not a heavy drug I am under 100 lbs ( yes I know losing alot of weight) and I can still hear the goings on if I need too and most times I do with my dad when he is here lol.....or me there....

I hope they will find something for her soon I know how hard this is

Take care sweetie
It is also very rewarding being a caregiver to your loved ones .........
Luvs
Lyn

** I have the first revised edition and another book that is simple yet very educational is .....Caring For A Loved One...this explains all there is to know in emergencies and moving ppl and basically everything

LOL I have forgot where I put it was reading it outside today in 26degree weather thinks me might have had to much sun


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/8/2007 5:10:33 PM (GMT-6)

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