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Eating and Alzheimer's challenges

Friday, February 05, 2016

DH has Alzheimer's, and I am seeing so many changes in him coming on fast.

Just an example: He used to be a big time veggie and salad eater. Now he has instructed me to not make him any salads. He only likes onions baked potatoes, Costco blueberry muffins and broccoli now.

For over a month, all he would eat was pork. I'm not sure if he is past that because I have been trying to make more interesting meals.

He refuses to eat the healthy Apple Waldorf Salad. He mainly drinks Ginger Ale in place of all the milk he used to drink.

I made one of his favorites the other day: Manhattan Clam Chowder. He actually ate a bowl of it, then decided he "didn't like it all that much". I gave him another bowl of it yesterday, and he ate it up with no complaints.

Tomorrow he goes for his driving road test, and I have every limb and joint on my body crossed that he doesn't pass it. I think it is NUTS that our DMV passes people with Alzheimer's so they can get out on the roads!! But as the people in the DMV say "Well, he Passed the test!".

Everyone, please be aware that we have a lot of people on the roads who have no business being on them. Drive defensively. You never know…….one of those drivers may be my DH, who shouldn't be driving at all!

I think all the DMV rules and regulations need to be severely looked at. The DMV is an entity unto itself, and sure has some screwy laws!!

ANyway, thanks for listening. You Sparkies are my main source of support, and I am grateful to have found you!!

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  • BEESPARKLE
    Oh I agree with you. I think they need to something seriously as one step on the gas they can kill even who is the passenger as well.

    Sorry you are going through this all. In one occasion. I went to the Alzheimers organization in our town to ask a question. About what to do with a person who has alzhimers who wants to drive and what do you do. I was told. Take the keys away from them. They or she will yell and call you all kinds of names. Give it two weeks. And he or she will automatically go into the passengers seat quietly. And not say a word. And the person or spouse will be the driver forever of the car. And be at peace. It was my girlfriends hubby who has the husband that was being aggressive as having Alzheimers.

    We have friends and family who are in the Alzhimers and who have passed on.

    It is so hard on the caregiver. Itis so demanding.

    Get some help and you can.

    I just prayed for you.
    879 days ago
  • AMYROSEC
    I am sorry for all that you are going through with your DH. I hope he doesn't pass the test as well. My dad has a restricted license where he can drive no farther than 15 miles of home, he is legally blind! My thoughts are how can you let someone who can barely see a license. The 15 mile restriction is a joke he can kill somebody in that 15 miles! So I am with you on the DMV!
    892 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    You are doing a wonderful job.Your husband and your daughter are lucky to have you..I will keep my fingers crossed and say a prayer that your husband fails his test.You are always in my thoughts . emoticon
    892 days ago
  • TOWHEE
    I don't have any direct experience with Alzheimers, but I would talk to your DH's doctor about his change in eating habits. She/he may be able to give you some ideas or direct you to someone with more experience.

    You are doing a fantastic job taking care of DH. I certainly admire you.

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    893 days ago
  • AALLEY2
    emoticon things are not going smooth for you. Alzheimer care taking is one of the hardest. I watched my DMIL go through it too. I feel for you. And yes, I agree there are people on the roads that shouldn't be there. Not all have Alzheimers either. Be strong keep your faith! emoticon
    893 days ago
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