What is the best way to talk to a loved one about seeing their doctor about Alzheimer's?
How do you broach the subject, with them and their children or other family members?
My mother lives with me and I take care of her. She has had several strokes over the past 15 years, is unable to walk without a walker, is a diabetic and she started showing signs of having Alzheimer's. She started asking the same questions over and over again, losing things, forgetting peoples names, forgetting what she walked into a room to do, began to act more and more like a child etc... I took the direct approach with her and sat down with her and explained the symptoms of Alzheimer's to her and told her that I thought she might have early onset Alzheimer's and that I thought she should see her Doctor for confirmation and to get some help. She was open to the idea of seeing the Doctor about it so I took her. Indeed she does have Alzheimer's and although there are medications to slow down the progression she is unable to take them right now due to other medication conflicts.
Film them forgetting things. If they know what is good for them, they will go see a doctor. If they do not respond by seeking help, then do a few little things that challenge their memory to help pause the Alzheimer growth.
I would like to respond to this response. I work with seniors everyday, most of the clients I work with have some form of dementia. I have found that the direct approach can be helpful to some in the early stages of dementia, but as the disease progr
In answer to the question : by jesimpki.... What is the best way to talk to a loved one about seeing their doctor about Alzheimer's?
Talk, talk, talk...research, research, research, and don't keep putting it off.
In my humble opinion... read more
by milasprouse 4 years ago
Do you know what to ask a doctor about your disease and options for treatment?
by Kennedi Brown 6 years ago
Should I see a doctor about my headaches, or are they not a problem?I get intense headaches at least twice a week, and always only on the left (my left) side of my head. This has been going on for at least a year or two, but the frequency has started to increase over the past few months. I'm...
by killyums160 8 years ago
what does there is no greater pleasure than seeing your loved ones prosper mean?
by VC L Veasey 4 years ago
As in Alzheimers, if you lose memory of who you are and of everyone you know, are you still you?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|