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Caregiver pointing visial things out more
Posted: Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:04 PM
Joined: 1/3/2012
Posts: 189

In a good way my caregiver is pointing out to me more things, I am not doing. Two things I never had trouble with befor. Knowing if my clothing is durty, and  keeping  my pants fly ziped up. The barn door was open but the cow wasn't out, if you know what I meen. With a visial thins lilke this it's hard to tell if it's the cataracts, that is temporarily lowering my vission; or if it is my Early Onset Alzheimere's. I just thank her, and correct it.

:D big grin

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 9:56 AM
Joined: 1/20/2012
Posts: 43

Steve wrote:   Knowing if my clothing is durty, and  keeping  my pants fly ziped up.

Hi Steve:  LoL is what I did when I read your post. I know it's serious but boy, we sure do need to keep our sense of humor. I'm always grateful for yours!

BTW Giants won!!!! Are you doing a happy dance?!  

Iris L.
Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 10:20 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17900

 When I was growing up, my father taught my brother, "XYZ."  That meant, "check your zipper!"  I've always remembered that.  It helps me when I wear pants with zippers. 





  Steve, do you use a hamper for your dirty clothes?  Since you've reached this point, you will have to devise a system to monitor your wardrobe.  


My problem is putting away laundered clothing.  I dress myself from my laundry bag. LOL 




Iris L. 

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 10:57 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 182

I have a reply but I know it woundln't be popular so I'll shut up! I know I've got some of the same issues as Steve. I kind of want to rationalize and point out the century. We try but it isn't worth stressing over.


Happy for the Giants!



My disclaimer:
I'm not a professional in this area, only a person with AD that cares about others and can express myself yet. Diagnosed at age 58 in Stage 5, now appear firmly in Stage 4 for now- wonderful meds! I 'm 62 now..

We encourage you to call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline

1-800-272-3900 . Ask for a Care Consultant who will be available

Helpful hints for slowing the progression:

  1. Get Early detection
  2. Start the required drug therapy
  3. Avoid stress
  4. Mediterranean diet with antioxidants and Omega 3
  5. Mental and physical exercise

LATER... Tom


Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 11:08 AM
Joined: 1/3/2012
Posts: 189

XYZ and the Giants win 123. Got to have a sense of humor, it keeps me going. Seeing my cataract specialist this afternoon. Like I said in my post, it's hard to do distinguish for me what is the cause of this problem.I do nave a hamper. My caregiver does the wash. I can still dress myself. I put out what I am wearing the next day befor I got to bed that night. Will try to remember XYZ. Another thing to remember. I find that remember things through sayings are easier for me.

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Thay have a dictionary and spell check, thats helpful and other addons that can be atached to your web broswer. I use MS Internet Explorer 8 Ycasemanger ( my teck person ) helped me set it up.


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 9:04 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17900

Steve, what you have may be catching! (LOL)  Today after I put gas in my tank I forgot to put the gas cap back on.  I drove off and didn't discover this until I got to my next stop, the supermarket.   




Fortunately I had not put the gas cap on the roof of the car, or it would have been long gone.  It was on the inside of the door that covers the gas line. (whew!)  I've never done this before.  Is this a sign of progression, or a momentary lapse?  I don't like this. 


Iris L. 

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:26 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 514

Steve, LOL with the XYZ!   This is our laugh of the week I guess.

Iris, whatever you caught is NOT funny!...Better to have left your zipper down!

I'm just glad you didn't forget and leave the gas nozzle in the tank and then drive off!

That is my big fear.  I always check and double check and then check my side mirror before I pull the car in motion.  

Maybe those of us that drive need to have a sticky note to remind us so we don't blow up the car!  

Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:37 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17900

Geegee, I don't want to even contemplate driving off with the nozzle still in the car!

Iris L.