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Frank is not the neatest eater so his hands are usually greasy. When he reaches for his drink, either in a glass or a can of coke, it usually slips out of his hand. I now use one of my socks, the low sports kind, and slip it over the glass or can and he is able to get a good grip. With all the humid weather we've been having it also helps with the condensation on the glass. Just thought I pass that on and hope it is helpful to others.

Take Care, Gerry

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Gerry 67, cared for Frank 71, married 49 yrs; dx 2004, passed away October 26, 2011.


Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:12 pm
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Good tip, Gerry, thanks!

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:13 pm
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Post Re: slippery drinking glass
Good idea. I've started giving my Dad his drinks in sports bottles. His tremors were causing him to spill often this has helped.

Michelle


Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:28 pm
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My husband's problem with drinking glasses has never been holding onto them but when he sets them down, he tilts them at an angle and sometimes spills the contents. Since at least 2006, he cannot accurately perceive vertical. He thinks something is straight when it isn't, and vice versa.

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:51 pm
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That is interesting, Pat. Have you come up with a way to prevent spills?

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:34 pm
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JeanneG wrote:
That is interesting, Pat. Have you come up with a way to prevent spills?
Only when I'm there. :lol:

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:04 am
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Pat….that was a good one….

I have this problem like an airplane….take offs and landings are rough…..

either when I am reaching for something or put something away….it may go flying instead!

it might be spatial recoginition…..I don't have too much issue there yet….or some of it may be….my mind has already left that task….and moved on to the next thing

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:14 am
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With my husband, visuospatial perception [or the lack thereof] was an early symptom. Even prior to the drinking glass problem [which was apparently also a problem for Dr. Graboys as he mentions in his book] he would line up something he thought was vertical diagonally. He also drove to the left of the center line very early in the disease, a practice not popular with oncoming traffic [or me, the passenger].

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:24 am
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Gerry,
Thanks for this tip. I'll pass it on. I've never heard this idea before.
Robin


Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:53 am
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Great idea, thanks. Something we do for Mom is keep one of those water bottles that you get in the hospital on her table (like a sport bottle with a straw), but we put a rubber band around it to keep it from slipping out of her hand.

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Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:24 am
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When I was a really little kid, my mother had these little stretchy terrycloth cozies that she put on cold glasses, like for iced tea, in the summer. They sopped up any liquid if the glass sweated and also made it more comfortable and not slippery to hold a cold glass. I'm not sure if such things are still made but they would also do the trick.

Julianne


Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:23 am
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We have had all these problems. David is now almost past the point that he can hold or put down a glass. However; my son found a Japanese tea shop in a mall. In there were all sorts of tea cups. One of them was a tall as a regulation juice glass, but more narrow in circumference. It was also composed of a pottery type glass. This has proven to be much easier to grasp and hold...although, setting it down can still be somewhat of a problem if one sets it down on a plate!!
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Marcia


Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:44 pm
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I bought a whole bunch of little kids' sippy cups and some that looked more like an adult sports bottle. They were ergonomically shaped so they were easy to hold (when he could still hold things) and they were spill proof. The ALF used those to serve him all his drinks in. I bought most of them at a Target store, and they were very helpful because he could continue to at least have drinking as an independent activity for a while. After he could no longer hold anything and was lying in bed 24/7, they still used them because of the spill proof feature. Lynn

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