My father was diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s today. Dr said he’s too advanced for meds to benefit him. I’ll be talking to his Dr next month. Dr suggested reading The 36 Hour Day. Has anyone read this book? Which other books would you suggest?
HUGS! So sorry! I have not read it but heard it is good. If he is able, walking and/or biking are good for the brain.
@Fiftyyoung - Leeza Gibbons book, "Take your Oxygen First" there is so much about Alzheimer's and Dementia the experts don't know at this point. I am so sorry about your Dad and you will need support in all this as you go along with him. It is an ever changing disease. Different people are different in it too.
@zee4ward thanks, I’ll read that after I finish 36 hour day. Dr wants my mom and I to read it before our appointment. I’ll order Take your Oxygen First. I checked for support groups in my area but I can’t find an active one. Any advice is appreciated.
I'm sorry to hear about your father I am going through with my husband being dinos with vascular dementia, which is why I joined this group. My husband appears healthy but his mind is confused and I am emotional because I had to put him in the nursing home, and I am constantly second-guessing myself. I feel it will shortened his days because there is nothing there to challenge him. The doctors also said there is no medicine that will help him also.
@VVickki I’m sorry you’re husband is not well. We expect memory issues as a normal part of aging, but having it touch a much younger man must be very difficult for you. Don’t second guess your decision. I know it was a difficult decision to make, so it must be the right thing for both of you. I will start looking for a place for both of my parents this week. We know my father won’t go without her. She doesn’t need assistance yet but at 86 it won’t be long. Take care of yourself. The stress is so unhealthy.
Thank you fiftyyoung, take care of yourself too! Wishing you the best in finding a place for your parents.
@VVickki Hello and welcome to this group. We like people (loved ones/caregivers) to give their examples and experiences. It is a rough road to walk, but so worth it. Sorry about your husband. But I think you will find keeping these folks at home does become a huge burden as the disease progresses.