My Mama got acquired brain damage from taking Benzodiazepines. She has been suffering from Vision problems and memory loss for the past seven years. We have gone to countless doctors to try and get the proper diagnosis. The biggest problem right now is the vision and confusion. Her vision makes the light too bright and the shadows too vivid. We've tried many... (0 replies)
... Unfortunately, what you describe is a normal part of alzheimer's disease and dementia. Its just a newer stage for your mom. Its sad, but you seem to be handling it rather well.
People in this stage of the disease often forget where they are or let their imaginations go to happier places. It has nothing to do with her sadness or happiness, its simply the disease confusing... (3 replies)
... My grandma had dementia and some of what you said she would do. She would see strangers and swear that she saw them yesterday. ... (3 replies)
... Hello All,
I've been reading posts from this Message Board for around a year and haven't seen anything about one of the sympoms my Mom has.
A quick background...Mom is 95 and we started noticing her being more and more forgetful several years ago. It seems the passing of her closest friend and "baby" sister (she was 91) last year, set her back more.
She's had the... (3 replies)
... ly person despise bathing. I saw this with my mother who lived with Alzheimer's for a good ten years, and now with my MIL who is 95. She has a slight amount of dementia and it is every bit as difficult to get her to shower. ... (1 replies)
... The quick answer is perhaps. That type of "confabulation" is typical of dementia type behaviors. He may not remember all that was said and may not have processed what was said correctly. His brain came up with a story that was possible. ... (1 replies)
... hearing things that weren't said. It hasn't happened in other areas like business or personal. Can this be the dementia or is he really hearing these things? ... (1 replies)
... Mar1209, I don't know if this is relevant or not, there are so many different types of dementia from different causes. ... (11 replies)
... Yes, you will get a lot of different responses and suggestions. My best advice is to grab what fits your situation, adapt what you can, and leave the rest. Each situation is different. What worked for me may not work for you. You may be able to adapt some suggestions to your situation and not others. There is not a one size fits all solution. I found this true in my own... (11 replies)
... I'm so sorry for your husband's diagnosis. We are here for my MIL who was diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease. I don't have advice, but just wanted to give you a hug of support; there are wonderful people who post on this board, who I am sure will have suggestions/resources and just knowledge to help you through this because it is tough going. Hugs, Ruth (11 replies)
... My husband is 53 and has early onset dementia I am 50 years old and then married for 32 years it pains me to see my husband go through this I'm not sure how to deal with everything that comes my way and I'm looking for any advice I could get please help (11 replies)
... This study was conducted by researchers at the University of California Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and Rutgers University.
The result showed that a vitamin D deficiency in seniors can lead to "substantial" memory loss. Memory loss was three times faster compared to those who had adequate levels of vitamin D.
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... I would check with your state Bar Association for a list of names of a lawyer who deals with Elder cases in your area. You can call and ask their rates. There is a wide range of cost depending on the lawyer and location. Also check for discounted or pro bono lawyers that might do the work for you. Or perhaps call the Alzheimer's Association and see if they have a list you... (11 replies)
... Thank you so much for all your replies now I need to find an elderly attorney does anyone know how expensive they are I live in the state of Missouri does anyone else live in the state of Missouri (11 replies)
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... Mar, it will depend on what state you are in but basically Medicaid is for those who do not have the funding to provide for their own care. You truly need to see an Elder Lawyer that specializes in Medicaid applications. (you can do it yourself but there are a lot of pitfalls). You need to know what you assets are, your income, and where that income is spend. Keep very... (11 replies)
... I just want to say thank you again to everyone that's responding I do have my legal papers in order but does anyone know about how to get him on Medicaid even though is on Medicare for help with assistant living down the road (11 replies)
... I want to say thank you to the people that responded yesterday it really helps to know that people are are so sweet and trying to help me through this everyday is a new day and the responses are all different thank you so much (11 replies)
... As well as the legalities make sure that you are able to deal with all things financial if your husband is the one who does that in your household.
My most practical resource....a white board. I could keep my husband up to date with my movements, a phone number. reminders if necessary.
I gained enormous knowledge and assistance from this site and wish you well. (11 replies)
... Mar, so very sorry to hear of your husband's diagnosis. Glad you are reaching out for support and advice. My best advice is to learn everything you can about the disease and get all the support you can. Only support is great. There are also local Alzheimer's Association support groups, hopefully one in your area. Some even have support groups for those with early onset. ... (11 replies)