Hi, As a caregiver taking care of my husband, I can certainly hear and feel the urgency in protecting your Dad. You are fortunate that you have a family member to help you take care of him. Are you living with your Dad? Has he been diagnosed? If so, which dementia and stage is he in?
I was the most frightened when my husband was getting up in the wee hours of the morning, getting dressed, and even once, that I know of, went outside to make sure the garage door was closed. All this happening while I was sound asleep. I arranged to have dead bolt locks installed and I hid the key at night. While I was learning from this web site, I came across Medic Alert, Safe Return. The web site is medicalert.org. There is a $10 discount this month. I sent all my husbands medical information, plus my two children's info so that they could be alerted if I was not available. I also joined for myself. My bracelet says I'm a caregiver of SR #.............. If I should be incompacitated for any reason, all the info is on my arm and my children will be alerted. This has given me so much peace of mind. My husbands bracelet says "My name is____... and his SR #.
Another thing that I did to releave my stress was to get a baby monitor. I have one in the bath/bedroom and one in my dining room Now I don't have to keep walking back to the bedroom to see if he's okay, and he can only say my name and I'll hear him.
I do hope this will helps you. You have come to the right place for advice. Others at this site are very resourceful.
Hi Carol, thanks for updating on coconut oil. I thought the mold might come from the temperature not being cool enough in my kitchen. My bread will mold if left out when setting in the same area.
I am doing very well, thank you. My husband is so active this summer. It's wonderful to see him moving around and doing things. He has more interests. He is having some complications due to his diabetes. He also had Squamish cell carcinoma taken off his temple in the size of a quarter. He was treated twice by a doctor and it still kept coming back so we went to a dermatologist.
He is now on the 'safe return' program and it gives me great peace of mind that we both have bracelets with our ID numbers in medical information on them.
He is stil keeping up on his personal care. This is a blessing in itself. Thanks so much for caring.
Thank you, Judy, for responding. I've been away for a while. Yes, I think I will email Dr. Lara. Coconut is very good and I enjoyed using it. I'm wondering if it should be refrigerated. I kept it on the counter at room temperature and it stayed melted clear liquid. About the end of the jar, it did have some mold in it.View Thread
Judy, Today I bought Organic extra virgin coconut oil at a 'Whole Foods' Store. It was cold-pressed from young coconuts within hours of harvest. When I put a little in my palm, it instantly broke down to oil. The sales lady knew about Dr. Lara. Your information said 'do no cook it'. I'm wondering how to melt it? double boiler? microwave? The directions said to try it in sauteing or baking. also use instead of butter. (no hydrogenated fat)
My initial concern was how it will effect my cholestrol and triglycerides. Per 1 T. it has 13 g. saturated fat (63% DV); monounsaturated fat, 1 gram; no cholestrol.
Also you said the main ingredient is the drug Axona. I wonder how that would affect the Aricept and Naminda?
I don't think the MD's keep up with this kind of food. I'm open to comments and suggestions. I'm doing further research.
Yes, Carol, it does make me happy to see him do the normal things he used to do. Another thing that makes me feel good is when we are having a conversation and he explains things to me. He wants to 'teach' me so I'll be able to handle things when he is gone. That shows much love to me.
Thank you, Carol. It is good to have someone to talk to about these things. Otherwise, I just sit and think about them. I will continue to follow up. My husband has been doing very well the last 2 to 3 days, just about normal. The last two days he got up and cooked his breakfast. He functions like this for a while and then without warning, he can't function very well. So, I'm thankful for the good times. and prayerful for the bad times. God Bless you for your support. KathyView Thread