My grammy has dementia and lost use of her hands and can no longer feed herself.  Is there ANY way to restore the use of her hands?

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    About all you can do is to follow her doctors advise. The issue is with her Brain, not her hands. She can be entirely coherent one minute and not know who You are the next. 

  • Ann
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The problem is not in her hands, but in her brain.  The dementia has invaded it to the point that she can no longer use her hands.  Sorry this has happened. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Nothing wrong with her hands possibly,  but the brain has forgotten to manipulate hands.

    Follow doctors advice.

  • Judee
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    You should ask this of a medical specialist of some kind - preferably the one who is in charge of her case right now.  Ask your grammy if you can attend her next consultation and then ask away whilst you are all in the same room together. Medics are usually happy to answer the question of close relatives who are involved in their loved one's care.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    This is a question for a physical therapist.

  • 1 month ago

    Since dementia is an illness, improving or curing it would possibly restore the use of her hands. Dementia and Alzheimers come from toxicity in the brain usually caused by eating too much sugar or too much carbohydrate. A friend of mine who is a Naturopatic  Doctor said that she  was able to cure someone with dementia by having her patient  go on a diet of watermelon for 3 weeks..I have not tried this, but it makes sense, since when we go on a diet to detoxify the body gets cleansed and restores itself. As a last resort I would certainly try it. She might find that not only her mind is restored, but her whole body as well. Going on a diet of fruits, fruit juices and salads can make someone lose weight, because it alkalizes the body and restores it to health.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Use a squeeze rubber ball

    Have her. Squeeze it,  I had to do it going threw therapy..  also have her tear up,paper into tiny pieces 

  • 1 month ago

    Probably not, but I would be talking to her doctors and not people on Yahoo who may have no medical training,

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Since dementia affects cognitive abilities and memory, not the use of the body, we'd have to know the specific cause for loss of hand use. Often when dementia is severe, doctors don't further investigate whether there's been a small stroke--or a new streak of stubborn caused by the dementia,more a refusal to use the hands. Or new pain she cannot express. They instead focus on quality of life.

    If she's in a skilled care facility, a staff member will feed her at every meal.

    Sadly, once an ability is lost in a person with dementia, in my limited, not-a-professional experience, it does not return.

  • Orla
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Better to ask the doctors.  There may be something.  Good luck !

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