Alzheimer
Alzheimer's

Relationships will change for those who have Alzheimer's as well as for the people with whom they're involved. The disease dissolves the usual ways of communicating and being together.
Relationships will change for those who have Alzheimer's as well as for the people with whom they're involved. The disease dissolves the usual ways of communicating and being together.
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Questions and Answers

Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
Assisting with neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Hi, this sounds like a very confusing and painful experience. It may help to conceptualize your experience as grief and trauma. Your mother is failing to perceive reality accurately because of her condition, and it sounds like she is responding in an uncharacteristic way. This causes you to question... more

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Rachelle Bloksberg
Rachelle Bloksberg
Become the best version of yourself.

Alzheimer's can make relationships extremely difficult. It's hard not to take what loved ones with Alzheimer's say personally. If you're a caregiver, try to find some respite. Being "on" all the time to keep your loved one safe is exhausting. Time away doing something you enjoy can help alleviate... more

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Ronica Clark
Ronica Clark
You have questions I'm willing to try to give an answer

Disclaimer this is going to sound harsh and maybe triggering. It seems that you have not fully accepted that your mother has Alzheimer's and all the hardships that come with the brain being breaking down. I would recommend that you may want to look into grieving counseling; for the lost of the... more

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Angelia Worley
Angelia Worley
Transformative Counseling Experience

Being a caretaker can be very rewarding and demanding. This is not easy work, particularly when the person you are caring for is experiencing significant changes in behavior functioning. In your mom's case, it appears that her personality has drastically changed, and not just toward you. The first... more

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Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

Getting to the root of what about her request upsets and frustrates you the most. Does her asking ignite the realization of how much this condition has taken from her and subsequently you? When she asks for items, does it remind you of what this condition has truly done to her? Anger is a... more

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Michele Ramey
Michele Ramey
MRTherapy, LLC- Because Help Is One Of A Kind

Let's acknowledge the fact that your mom has Alzheimer's and some who you know about her is not present sometimes. That's a part of the disease, we know. Let's also acknowledge that just because she has Alzheimer's doesn't mean that when that comes up for her a part of your brain does pauses or... more

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Pamela Suraci
Pamela Suraci
Build on your strengths, grow in your challenge areas and improve your life!

There is some great advice here that can really help, but you need some direct support. Please find a caregiver support organization, a grief group and an individual therapist to help you during this trying time. Your mom may not know what she is saying, or mean the awful things she says, but that... more

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Viviana  Diaz
Viviana Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor

My love lots of empathy for you and your mother. I am not sure if you are taking care of her or not, but it is difficult to see people we love change. I think that your anger speaks about you may be frustrated with the mother you cannot have right now. This is also a loss as well. Your mother and... more

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Kellie Spear, LCMHC, LMFT
Kellie Spear, LCMHC, LMFT
Compassionate online support & encouragement

It is hard to watch our parents age, especially when Alzheimer's is involved. I echo what others have recommended regarding the need for support for you as you deal with the changes that are going on physically and mentally for your mother. Alzheimer's steals so much, and when your mother is nasty... more

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Dr. Timothy Paul
Dr. Timothy Paul
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It's a good question man, and it must be terrible to see your mother in the state she's in.Understand that Alzheimer's is due to under-performing function of kidneys, adrenals, and connective tissue strengtheners; all of which may be corrected with appropriate protocols that are inexpensive and... more

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