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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:29 AM
Originally posted by: Johanna C.

Well hello there DPaul and a warm welcome to this wonderful Online Community. We are very glad you have found us.

Your success with the candy made me smile. I can imagine that was a VERY nice reward.

I would also like to invite you to click on the Caregiver's Forum and communicate there. The Caregiver's Forum is where largest number of people go to talk to one another. You will get MANY responses to your question there.

In fact, there is a list that someone had made, and I'm willing to bet you that if you ask this question on the Caregiver's Forum, someone will bring it up for you.

Looking forward to talking with you again.

Johanna C.
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:29 AM
Originally posted by: Ttom

Hello DPaul, my name is Tom and I want to WELCOME you to this board that is designed for people like you and I! I’m sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and the problems her condition brings. Thank You for being so helpful! It is very important to keep a positive attitude!

My story,
I’m not a professional in this area. I’m a person with AD that serves as a volunteer on the message board. In June of 2008 (age 5 I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s related dementia. I began visiting this message board in August 2008 and the people have become important to me. I’m sure that you will find a number of supporters here for you. Personally, I'm looking for activities also. Volunteering is about the best I can find for myself. Maybe somebody at the Helpline can help. Please call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

I will attach a link to a site that will lead you to your local Alzheimer’s Association
Chapter. Those people will be able to assist you with local resources and thoughts to improve your life:

Power of Attorney info

The Alzheimer’s library

For Incontinence


You might find more support in the Caregivers forum. I hope this information helps you to resolve your issues. Best of luck to you. Please come on back to visit us soon!

Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:29 AM
Originally posted by: Linda G2

Hi DPaul, I am also a Peer Volunteer and the caregiver of my husband. Another welcome to our community. You have come to the right place.

My husband is in stage 6 as well but as you may know symptoms vary with each AD individual. Frank can no longer write, read, etc. He watches TV alot when home but we are fortunate that we found an Adult Day Center not for from home. He attends the Center Mon-Fri. from 9am to 3:30 pm. They do lots of activities with the attendees and play a lot of music for sing a longs.

I am going to try to get into singing at home when I play the old tunes on the piano. Haven't done it yet.

We watch a lot of sports on TV. So, I do not have a lot of suggestions for you but I am sure others may.

As far as the stubborn part, is she on any medication? Is her doc a specialist in AD? He/she may have some medication suggestions for the mood issues.

I find that if I try to argue with Frank we get no where. If I agree or drop the subject he will soon forget about it. For example last week we purchased Phillie baseball souvenier T shirts and he was pretty excited about wearing his. Then, when the got here he did not want to wear it,, was pretty adamant (generally a sweet guy), go I dropped it. Last night he asked if the shirts arrived yet and ended up wearing it to the Center today. It was like we never had the conversation last week. It can all be very confusing.

Again, welcome to our online community. the links that Ttom have you are wonderful.

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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 11:29 AM
Joined: 1/14/2015
Posts: 40463

Originally posted by: DPaul

I am very new to this group I am caring for my husbands mother and she is in the 6th stage. We found her personality gettinging more and more stubborn. We use small amts of candy to both coax her to shower and to change her works like a charm..... I am looking for activities for her for the winter any suggestions?