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... That is totally and complete ridiculous!! We have so much work to do to make life better for those living with dementia and those that care for them. But I am happy that is finally done. From here you go forward and do the best you can to get the best care for your wife. ... (12 replies)
... As for what to call it... Alzheimer's. Dementia is basically a symptom. It is cognitive decline the interferes with daily living. Alzheimer's is the disease that is causing the symptom of dementia. ... (1 replies)
... It has been a long while since I posted here. As I said before, my wife has Alzheimerís Dementia. I gauge her level and stage to be between 6 and 7, Iím never sure what to call her disease and I guess it really doesnít matter, as the outcome will be the same. She was diagnosed in 2004 by a doctor who did some verbal testing and remarked there were going to be some issues down... (1 replies)

... ive. Because the patient has no idea what he is doing, he can injure themselves or others. I know of many cases where the police had to be called to restrain a dementia patient in the midst of sundowning. In many states this will result in a mandatory psych evaluation. Problem is, they are not psychotic, they are demented... ... (4 replies)
... hope. This is their hope so be understand. On the flip side, you are probably right. It is his inability to coordinate, balance, and function because of the dementia that is causing him to fall. Yes it will be worse when he is sore and in pain but it is probably not going to get better. ... (4 replies)
... I am looking for advice. My father is moving towards the end stages of dementia. He is starting to fall a lot. He barely shuffles along. He is having difficulty swallowing his food. He still knows who I am but at times is confused. He cannot sign his name and is very disoriented. He is hallucinating and he goes to adult daycare about three days a week. The problem is with my... (4 replies)
... he top of her lungs when no one at the facility pays attention to her. I told the facility that she must be put back on namenda or at least some medication for dementia since it did at least seem to keep her calmer than she is now with out any medication. ... (1 replies)
... Our 17 year old daughter was home at the time and it terrified her. He was admitted to a dementia unit at a hospital for evaluation, his meds were changed, and then he was sent to a nursing home after. ... (7 replies)
... I will do my very best to explain my situation, although currently my energy is depleted and I feel like my mental strength is limited. My husband of 24 years is 61 years old, retired USAF. Over the past months, since April, my husband has been showing increasingly disturbing signs of dementia. He is very violent and aggressive. He has yet to get a proper diagnosis. ... (7 replies)
... It is difficult to say if taking Mom off the Namenda is responsible for the behavior changes you have seen. Namenda may help regulate the abnormal activity of glutamate in the brain. Glutamate is a chemical in the brain that is important for learning and memory. It is not changing anything in the normal progression of the disease. I have heard of some cases where there... (1 replies)
... There he will learn that almost EVERY loved one living with dementia wants to go "home". "Home" may or may not be where you think it is. For your MIL it is back to a childhood home with her Mom and Dad. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Deb, Good news, we have been discussing this and DH has agreed, if I can find a support group, he will go with me and possibly another of our friend's, whose mother also has AZ. Went to see MIL today, I feel strongly that her meds need re-adjusting. I see why the Dr. cut out the oxy, but she definitely needs something for instant anxiety, like the Xanex or clonazapam. The... (7 replies)
My darker thoughts
Sep 15, 2014
... Yes, I was ready when both of them reached the end.... past ready. Ready for them to finally find peace from their respective dementia and for me to have peace as well. I don't consider it dark.... I consider it loving them enough to let them go.... and wishing what is best for them..... ... (4 replies)
My darker thoughts
Sep 15, 2014
... (If this seems long, go down about four paragraphs to get to the gist of it.) Let me start by saying that my father was a wonderful and brilliant man, a great provider, husband, and parent, always giving and doing for everyone. He took good care of himself and lived a very happy, healthy, and productive 85 years before I first saw the signs of dementia, right after mom passed... (4 replies)
Sep 15, 2014
... My dad with dementia is always cold and needs to be bundled up. His fingers are so cold that they can't get an accurate blood oxygen percent without working to warm them up first. ... (5 replies)
... You are doing all the right things for your family. My dad had just one violent episode, hit me with his cane & fists & we had to call the police to calm him down. Just know, it's your husband's diseased brain causing this & none of the violence is truly directed at you. I hope the doctors are able to help your husband. Legally, I would look into getting a POA so you can make... (7 replies)
... attack was at the age of 57. After his second heart attack he had 5 bypasses. He also had several stents put in over the years. He was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia at the age of 78. When he was about 85 his Cardiologist suggested that we stop all his heart medications. Bless Dad... he lived to be 90! ... (7 replies)
Very Rapid Decline
Sep 14, 2014
... DadDanny, I am not sure how I missed your post. I am sorry you are having to deal with this with your Dad. Dementia is not the same as a stroke. ... (7 replies)
Very Rapid Decline
Sep 14, 2014
... So sorry you're dealing with this nasty disease. My grandfather passed away in 2006, but lived well beyond they time they'd estimated for his wife is struggling with vascular dementia. While it isn't full on Alzheimer's, she exhibits all the same symptoms...and her decline has been brisk these last couple of years. Seems like after she broke her hip year before last... (7 replies)
Very Rapid Decline
Sep 14, 2014
... Were you able to get your dad into a Memory Care Unit? Is he okay? I am so sorry his decline has been so rapid. I don't have experience with AZ but my MIL has Advanced Dementia(unknown cause) but her detioration has been somewhat steady, even more so after moving to a Memory Care Unit. (7 replies)

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