My mother, who has Alzheimer’s, lives with my father. They are both 84. I want my parents to move in with me to ease the load off of my father. My mother is insistent that she doesn’t want to leave her house. I am not sure what the right thing to do is.

It’s very common for your individuals like your parents to want to maintain their independence as long as possible. How about inviting them for a visit and try to make it an extended one! Sometimes once they arrive and get settled in they realize that being with family and in… Read More

My husband started talking to himself in mirrors and reflections of himself in windows, etc. I’ve had to cover them up as much as possible because he was starting to get mad and even violent at one point! So now he thinks that there is someone here.

My husband started talking to himself in mirrors and reflections of himself in windows, etc. I’ve had to cover them up as much as possible because he was starting to get mad and even violent at one point! So now he thinks that there is someone here. I can’t convince… Read More

My mom lives in an assisted living facility but is currently in a skilled nursing facility. She is constantly agitated about everything going on around her. No one does anything right.

My mom lives in an assisted living facility but is currently in a skilled nursing facility. She is constantly agitated about everything going on around her. No one does anything right. She tells vivid stories of how the caregivers in both locations will not let her go to the bathroom… Read More

My husband won’t go to bed without me. He has started wanting to go to bed earlier each night like 5 or 5:30 p.m. He gets very angry that I don’t want to retire so early. What to do?

My husband won’t go to bed without me. He has started wanting to go to bed earlier each night like 5 or 5:30 p.m. He gets very angry that I don’t want to retire so early. What to do? Arguing or pushing back is probably not a good strategy. Can… Read More

My father died 6 weeks ago, and my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, keeps asking where he is. Every time we tell her he died, she weeps and gets so upset. Should we make up a story about why he is gone, or just keep telling her over and over that he died. I hate to see her go through the grief each time.

My father died 6 weeks ago, and my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, keeps asking where he is. Every time we tell her he died, she weeps and gets so upset. Should we make up a story about why he is gone, or just keep telling her over and over that… Read More

I sometimes have a very difficult time getting my mom out of the bed. She has never been, and still isn’t a morning person. However, whenever I tell her that I have something to do, or somewhere to go, she gets right up. Can you provide any assistance as far as keeping her out of the bed so much?

I sometimes have a very difficult time getting my mom out of the bed. She has never been, and still isn’t a morning person. However, whenever I tell her that I have something to do, or somewhere to go, she gets right up. Can you provide any assistance as far… Read More

My Mom is obsessed with clouds in the sky. In a short drive she will comment over and over. Is it normal during this process they get obsessed with certain things?

My Mom is obsessed with clouds in the sky. In a short drive she will comment over and over. Is it normal during this process they get obsessed with certain things? The famous singer/song-writer Joni Mitchell wrote a song in which she describes clouds as “ice-cream castles in the air.”… Read More

At what age does it start? I’m 51 and having a lot of trouble remembering. For example, I can’t remember what date it is or my grandkids birthday. My mother had it plus my grandfather.

At what age does it start? I’m 51 and having a lot of trouble remembering. For example, I can’t remember what date it is or my grandkids birthday. My mother had it plus my grandfather. Most persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia are much older than you, but about… Read More

My daughter-in-law started this disease when she was 47 yrs. We have had all kinds of tests done. She also had a hysterectomy around that time. She takes thyroid medicine. There is no help for her because she is not a senior. She is 53 now. My son needs help but cannot afford it. What can he do? He is so tired, he does everything for her, but she does not let him sleep he is exhausted and he has to work. Please help me find some help for him.

My daughter-in-law started this disease when she was 47 yrs. We have had all kinds of tests done. She also had a hysterectomy around that time. She takes thyroid medicine. There is no help for her because she is not a senior. She is 53 now. My son needs help… Read More

My mother has started “chewing” and making this clicking noise with her mouth.

My mother has started “chewing” and making this clicking noise with her mouth. She looks like she has a mouthful of food but her mouth is empty, this is not a denture issue. Her tongue is darting in and out of her mouth. If she keeps her lips together none… Read More