I know I am new to this forum I am usually on other ones but it seems as though my grandmother has AD. It is tough I hear to determine if it is infact AD or dementia especially if she wont take tests to rule out the other possibilities.
My question is what can be done to help aid her in her condition? At the nursing home they have her walking around a little, she still wont eat but has only been there about 24 hours now. She doesnt want a phone due to it costing extra (it is $250 a day without a lot of things). Her meds are purchased extra and if she wants tv she brings her own. as for cable that too is extra. They have never had cable but I wonder how many chanels she will be able to get insude the nursing home (it use to be a hospital).
My family informed them today that she does not eat anything with butter or cheese but this was after they served pasta with sauce and cheese for lunch. We were glad to hear that she slept a couple of hours today which she has had trouble sleeping lately. She has been on adivan at least 15 years and that wasnt helping she was still agitated.
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