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A Cajun in TX
Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:32 PM
Joined: 2/27/2020
Posts: 7


I Got my roommate out of the bathtub today. And he went on this rampage about the color shirt I put out for him. He kept telling me people are watching the house and wearing the same shirt as he does. He says it dangerous outside. Never wants to bath. Any ideas?

A Cajun in Texas


Jo C.
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2020 8:43 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 10877


Hello Cajun in Texas, and a very warm welcome to you.   I am sorry for challenges you are facing; those issues are also something that so many here face with their Loved Ones, (LOs).

It sounds as though your LO is experiencing delusions and those rigid false beliefs are very difficult to deal with.  One cannot argue, or try to point out, etc.; that only seems to cause our LOs to become more agitated as that is their reality.  If he is seeing or hearing things not there, those would be hallucinations. When delusions and/or hallucinations become common and are upsetting the person with dementia, it is a good idea to make an appointment with the LOs dementia specialist.  It may be that there is a physical issue causing the changes; if it is not that, and if it is a significant problem not responding to lesser measures, there are medications to help.

Suggestion:  This Forum you are posting on is not well attended.   I think that if you posted a new Thread on  the Spousal/Partner Forum you would get many more responses as that is a Forum with a much larger population of Members.   Many of our LGBT Members do just that and they are always welcomed with open arms.

So glad you have found us; it is a very supportive place to land.  We are all here in support of one another and that now includes you too.

With warm thoughts being sent your way,

J.


Camoruso
Posted: Monday, March 2, 2020 3:17 PM
Joined: 1/16/2020
Posts: 7


I Responded to Cajun but it did not show as posted.
Jo C.
Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:21 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 10877


Hello and welome to you too, Camaruso.   Hm-m-m; wonder why your Post did not process.  At the end of my message, I click on the purple icon, "Post."   Then I click on the white arrow in the purple circle at the very top of the left screen . . . . I do this until it takes me out of my Post and returns me to the grid.  

If you have done this and cannot get the Post to "take," try contacting the "Help"prompt at the top of the page.  Use the "technical" choice for communicating and someone will get back to you.

So hope it will continue to be okay as your March 02, 3:17 post went through just fine.

Thank you for posting again to let us know you are here and may your next post to A Cajun in Texas work just fine.

J.


A Cajun in TX
Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:34 AM
Joined: 2/27/2020
Posts: 7


Thank you so much. Yes its a challenge.
Camoruso
Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:04 AM
Joined: 1/16/2020
Posts: 7


HI Cajun! I can't help with the bathing part. My partner still takes a shower every day, sometimes 2 showers, sometimes at 3 am. She does have favorite clothes that she keeps wearing that I have to grab and wash as soon as she takes them off. 

We do battle with the blinds. She is constantly closing them because the neighbors looking in. I haven't been able to convince her otherwise. I did tell her it was bad for the dogs so sometimes she'll keep them partway open. It is frustrating tho.

A neighbor in NM