Samra Jones-Bufkins In my blog post of April 26, I alluded to some severe agitation issues we're dealing with. It hasn't gotten any better, in fact, it's gotten worse. Much worse. But first I need to back up to provide background. Last fall, when we saw his neurologist, I had a list of behaviors that … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, Tuesday May 8, 2018 : When Alzheimer’s gets angry.
By Samra Jones Bufkins Lately he's been having hallucinations. My last post described him acting out against light fixtures and a ceiling fan. He has had illusions of people in the house before. Today, after his doctor's appointment to adjust his mood-stabilizing and antipsychotic meds, I noticed him in the kitchen, pointing at the window … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, May 1, 2018
By Samra Jones Bufkins He's been up since 2am and he's batshit crazy. Actually, he has been for the last several days. Yesterday he attacked the light fixture over the kitchen table. He angrily pointed at it and said "YOU HAVE TO GET THAT OUT OF HERE!" Later he did the same thing to the … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, Thursday, April 26, 2018
Turning on a dime By Samra Jones Bufkins Bill is usually very happy to eat whatever I cook for him, unless it's too spicy. Today, we experienced another behavior that is becoming increasingly common. We went to Palm Sunday Mass and arrived home at about 1 p.m. We spent some time reading the paper and … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, Sunday March 25, 2018
By Samra Jones Bufkins Saturday Lunch in Alzheimer's Land We decided to eat lunch in front of the TV today, watching the March for Our Lives and planning to watch March Madness later. I made chicken salad from scratch, and used sourdough bread to make big, thick sandwiches, which were served with apple slices and … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, Saturday March 24, 2018
by Samra Jones Bufkins I’m going to start “Caregiver Logs” (inspired by Star Trek’s Captain’s Log) as part of this blog, describing incidents and behaviors we experience. For the first few posts I’ll be going back in recent time. I’ll venture into the TMI zone here, because people need to know that hostility, agitation and … Continue reading Caregiver’s Log, October 13, 2017