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... Loss of communication skills varies in each and every person, but does manifest itself eventually at some stage. Lack of communication is not part of the final stages, it's just another level. ... (11 replies)
... what are the final stages of dementia? ... (4 replies)
... I know how distressing that is. Just try to feed very small bites. I would raise Dad up as high as I could and make sure his chin was pointed down, that keeps the food from going the wrong way better. In the final days it is more about comfort. ... (17 replies)

... Middle, everything you described is typical of the later stages of dementia. It is typical for them to sleep more and mover. ... (3 replies)
... At least the nurse could stop by for an evaluation. ... (32 replies)
... Sounds like it could be the final stages. ... (32 replies)
... when this is going on because its a matter of time it all depends upon the person and there will to live also. ... (40 replies)
... o further recovery. She spoke a tiny bit in the beginning, but none at all now, and we used to be able to tell that she recognized us, but not now because I know the Alzheimers is also progressing underneath the devastating aftermath of the stroke. ... (18 replies)
... This is what I observed during the last few days/weeks of my wife's passing last month. I had visited her every day for 6-7 hours for the last two years in a NH, fed her, talked to her, held her hands, caressed her forehead, kept a daily log (vitals, BM's, medications. etc.) and also watched other residents deteriorate and die from this condition. None, some or all of these... (40 replies)
... I did until she got into the final stages of parkinsons, and I couldnot physically lift her in and out of bed into the wheel chair, and lift her in and out of the tub and toilet. At that point, the choking and weight loss started as well that is typical of end stage parkinsons. And also the continance issues. ... (5 replies)
... MY grandfather is in a nursing home and has dementia. He had been able to communicate with me. 6 days ago he began having speech difficulty speaking whereas i have a hard time understanding him and he just repeats what ever you say to him (11 replies)
... kittybetty...this horrendous disease is very sly...often when our loved one reaches "the final stage", we ready ourselves for their death. Sometimes death WILL come quickly, but once in a while, that final stage lasts longer than we wish. ... (4 replies)
... you could read the 'sticky' at the top of this forum that says "The 7 Stages of Alzheimers'. That's a pretty good indication of what to expect. ... (4 replies)
... It is terribly sad to watch a loved one decline with dementia. After being treated at the hospital for 5 days for aspiration pnemonia, Dad has been back at the nursing home for about 3 weeks. His food must be extra thick pureed but he still is having swallowing problems. ... (17 replies)
... Interesting.... dehydration and dementia. Your body needs fuids to make blood. It needs fluids to carry the blood. It needs fluids to help balance our hormones. It needs plenty of fluid for every ceel in the body. ... (17 replies)
... what beautiful thoughts. I appreciate all the people who have been down this path and still come back to give us a hand. You really went that extra mile with your Dad. God bless you. ... (17 replies)
... I lost my Daddy after taking care of him for 7 years and I know how hard it is. The stories are so familiar. We kept him at home as long as we could. The last 8 months he went into the hospital. He had been having difficulty swallowing for somtime. ... (17 replies)
... entia, but she was okay at times and other times delusional. She went into hospital July 27th and I don't know what happened there. One day she was talking and the next day they said she did not know anything. She had needed an operation on her heart. They told us she had irreversible brain damage. ... (17 replies)
Life-support
Jul 16, 2013
... Stephanie, Titchou is right in that it depends on the situation. Most hospitals will not admit without the necessary paperwork related to living wills, DNR, and other forms signed. They will not do surgery without permission either. ... (3 replies)
Advice please
Dec 27, 2012
... and having trouble with electronics are all symptoms that there is something going on. Behavioral changes such as the temper tantrums are also symptomatic. Getting lost and withdrawal from things she used to do are also symptomatic. ... (9 replies)




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