Never expected this to happen in my life but things went downhill when my sister was diagnosed with Alzheimer. Her husband is a busy business man and so I took the responsibility of looking after her. I really find it pathetic when she behaves abnormal. She was working as a teacher at school and gradually she began suffering memory loss. She was admired by all her students for her passion and love towards her career. She started behaving abnormal with the kids at school and it was only then I realised that she can no longer work. I had a tough time getting her stop working for she refused to admit that she is not well. I’m now in a position where I can never leave her alone not even for a second because she packs off to school. I have got a family of my own and it’s my husband who is taking care of my child. Things shouldn’t have been this way but it’s god who decides and we are helpless. She often misplaces things and accuses me for having stolen them. I’m almost lost and don’t know how to move forward. I miss my family and my sister equally. We are twins actually and always stayed together, caring and loving for each other. I don't want to miss her and I’m really enduring a tough time. I’m just hoping to get a caregiver for her so that they will be able to handle her skillfully. Things are new to me and I’m not sure where to find one. As I discussed about this with my brother-in law, he suggested me a dementia caregiver who seems to possess over 10 years of experience in this field. I’m just totally worn out and request your valuable comments as to whether going for a caregiver would benefit me or what else can be done at this juncture. Can this be cured? I want my sister normal back again….
I need to get to them ASAP as have fruit flies coming out of sink.thats pretty gross! Please push my get er done button! LoL
My mom was diagnosed with dementia in August. She is 72 pounds. Always been tiny but this is REALLY tiny. I believe the NP gave her 28mg of Namenda. After two weeks of taking is she's not been off it for 4 days. I'm waiting for the meds to leave her system because she has several of the common side effects. She's also crying and wheeping at everything for two weeks. Wishes her life could just...