... I can understand, if you are researching terminology, that you are seeing Dementia from time to time. Nonspecific White Matter, Ischemia, and other terms can be related to but do not diagnose dementia. ... (4 replies)
... I kept seeing dementia come up. Like I said in my 1st post, dementia is in my family history. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks, I won't jump to conclusions reading up on these things. I learned a while ago not to do that because I'd drive myself nuts!
I will go over this with the Neuro, just thought you may have been able to give me your thoughts, which you did.
Thanks again (4 replies)
... At this time, I do not believe it is possible to accurately diagnose dementia with just a MRI. There are some indications that can help in the diagnosis but these are as varied as the different types of dementia. ... (4 replies)
... Can anyone tell me what signs of dementia show up on an brain MRI? ... (4 replies)
... And do not think this is just a disease of the very elderly. There are many types of dementia and some can occur at a younger age. Alzheimer's is diagnosed after age 55. Before that it is called Early Onset Alzheimer's. ... (2 replies)
... Dementia with Lewey Body or any of other types of dementia. All dementia is not Alzheimer's. Each type of dementia has a different set of symptoms and progression. ... (1 replies)
... Your post hit a cord in my heart because I have been right where you are. If I can help, it validates all I have been through. There are a couple of books that helped me along the way. "Creating Moments of Joy" by Jolene Brackey is a good one to get back to focusing on what is rather than what is not. Also "Coping with Alzheimer's, A caregiver's Emotional Survival Guide"... (3 replies)
... Rellie, I know and understand exactly where you are!! My Dad had Vascular Dementia and my Mom had Alzheimer (at the same time)... YES!! I get it!! It is difficult enough with one but two at a time is overwhelming at best. Even when you "understand" the disease it is so very difficult to understand that the parents you loved, trusted, and looked up to are acting the way... (3 replies)
... Hi, my Mum has Alzheimer's and Dad has Vascular Dementia, I am having a hard time with this. I feel like I am being selfish because I am finding it hard to deal with the changes that my parents are going through. My Dad was this bright happy man, who always had a smile, but of late he is always sleeping, unable to walk, only just a few step rest of the time in wheelchair, to... (3 replies)
... he disease. Since the deficiencies are determined by which parts of the brain are affected and how, it is almost impossible to determine what is next. Vascular Dementia is caused by damage done due to lack of sufficient blood flow. It is triggered by some cardiovascular event. ... (2 replies)
... I am an only child who lives with my mom who has developed vascular dementia so doctors think because she had a dramatic decline in speech and walking in Feb 2014. ... (2 replies)
... Deb, Thank you, thank you oh so much for putting everything back in prospective, you are so right working in Age care you come across this sort of thing all the time and you get taught/learn experience different ways to handle each situation, but for some reason it IS so different when it's your parents. All that you have learnt goes out the door for some reason, but you... (3 replies)
... but she began to sleep through the night. There is research that we produce less melatonin as we age and that those with dementia produce even less Melatonin. Supplemental Melatonin may be helpful. Mom received 3mg each night about 30 minutes before bedtime. ... (129 replies)
... There are people here who can help you. Hope you find peace soon. (2 replies)
... I truly wish doctor would not just say dementia (which is really a symptom and not a diagnosis). Each dementia has it's own set of symptoms including the dementia (cognitive decline). It is like telling somebody they have a fever but not what is causing it.
Question, does this happen often or just occasionally? If it is only occasionally then you might want to have her... (3 replies)
... Thank you for your response. We have only been told that my mom has dementia. She is still able to walk, and dress herself. She can talk but constantly repeats what she has just said and after a few days in bed she so confused she doesn't know what she's saying or doing. I mainly wanted to find out if letting her sleep would hurt her, not that she gives us much choice, and I... (3 replies)
... affected. So it matters not what your previous job or life style was, those words tend to come easily. I never heard my father saw a curse word until Vascular Dementia took over and he become quite a potty mouth. Mom, she had more words than a seasoned sailor! ... (3 replies)
... and who cannot walk now, was so angry at him and protective of me and the nurses that he wanted out of his chair to strangle him. The last thing we need is two dementia patients who cannot walk fighting! Kinda made me wonder what kind of minister he was. ... (3 replies)
... Being that your mom is this far along in her dementia, is in a memory care facility and has a Geriatrics doctor, I would just relax and let them manage her decline. It's not going to get better. (3 replies)