... m a 35 years old man, at my 30 i was diagnosed with HIV dementia phase 4, this kind of dementia is alzhemer like, but instead of own toxic proteins messing the brain, are HIV toxic protein whose make the damage. ... (0 replies)
... and the sudden worsening of the symptoms, I suspect he may have Vascular Dementia. But your statement still stands no matter which Dementia he has... "...it is time to really face the facts and start moving toward keeping him safe." Will help any way I can... ... (3 replies)
... demiscared... This is frustrating for you and for me. First, if your husband only scored 18/30 on his test then he does have significant cognitive decline which impacts his daily life.... and this is the definition of Dementia. This is supported by the symptoms that you have described. Beyond this, Namenda is specifically prescribed for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ... (3 replies)
... My husband is 74. He still works and tries to stay active. He has had several strokes in the past few years but always bounces back very quickly. Lately he started falling and blaming it on something tripping him, his driving was not normal. He is always a very safe driver. We have almost been in several accidents and one day he didn't make a curve and we went through the... (3 replies)
... I am actually not surprised regarding his comment in the past that Mom just needed a job. People that do not understand dementia just don't get it. It's not something you "fix"! There is also the denial factor. They give you a "fix" and that relieves them of any need to do any more. ... (6 replies)
... Glad Dad is doing better and yes, only time will tell. He may have some form of dementia, in the early stages, which was made worse by the combination of the hospitalization and medical problems or it could have been the medical problem and hospitalization itself that cause the psychosis. With a 26/30 there is probably something still going on but again, it will take time to... (15 replies)
... t your brother has Downs and early onset dementia. This is the explanation for why he is doing what he is doing. With the developmental age of about 8 plus the dementia which further diminishes his cognitive abilities he is honestly doing the best he can. Have you talked to his doctor about this behavior? ... (1 replies)
... baby brother is 53. He is a Downs baby. His mentality is around that of an eight year old, in my estimation. But, as is common with Downs Syndrome, early onset dementia is apparent. 53 years of age is considered old for a Downs. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you so much for your opinion on this. I have feared this for a few months. He did really good after his last 2 strokes in December and then around the 1st of March he had 4 falls in less than a week and was very unstable. That is when he started really showing signs that concerned me. I think he may have had another stroke at that time and that is why he has gotten... (3 replies)
... but wanted his car keys. Mom had to have her cards and statements more than cash. Each is different. As I am fond of saying... if you have met one person with dementia then you have meet one person with dementia. ... (7 replies)
... If he failed the clock test then you know basically what you need to know... he has some type of dementia and needs assistance, especially if he is trying to care for your mother in law and himself. ... (1 replies)
... It is hard to tell from what you have said but one thing did strike me. There are medications that those with Lewy Body do not react to well. Is he on any new medications? In particular Benzodiazepines, tranquilizers like diazepam and lorazepam which is Xanax or Ativan, Anticholinergics (antispasmodics), such as oxybutynin and glycopyrrolate, older antidepressants, certain... (1 replies)
... I'm looking for any support with this particular illness. My Dad was just diagnosed last week but everyone, other than my mom, suspected some kind of dementia. My Dad is 76 years old. I've noticed a decline in his health over the past five years--both physically and mentally. However, up until this point, he's been perfectly competent. He was driving and walking around,... (1 replies)
... What your mother had and what my father 78 is currently going through at the moment sounds identical. We are worried we may loose him. My father wad diagnosed with congestive heart failure and that wad causing all the low sodium problems and memory confusion (we also thought he had mild dementia).Was your mother tested for heart problems?? Glad to hear your mom made it... (8 replies)
... ry two to three months now they are happening every other week and recently twice in one week.... I am worried. I have previously lived in caring for a lady with dementia and spent the most horrific and stressful year of my life with her.... ... (0 replies)
... Hello. Wonder if anyone has gone through a similar situation and can offer any advice. My mother is 78 yrs. young, with dementia/alzheimerís that came on so rapidly just in the last 1-2 months (awaiting referral to neurologist from her HMO). Some of her symptoms: accusing others of stealing, thinks she met certain people when she didnít, thinking she had conversations with... (0 replies)
... My mother still knows that a $20 bill is much better than a $1 bill, though she is not clear on exactly how much better. So for this time, we have to have a few $20 bills in there. I suspect some day $1's and $5's will suffice. Funny, she doesn't give a hoot about credit cards. (7 replies)
... And may your son soar!!!
Routine is your Mom's friend. Even small changes tend to upset the apple cart. I remember the day Dad got violently agitated and nobody could figure out why. Turned out it was nothing more than a floral bed spread. Mom always used a white or near white bed spread. Dad didn't recognize the floral bed cover and thought Mom was in somebody else... (7 replies)
... Deb, thanks for the inquiry, re: my son. Yes he has been launched, into the end of his 2nd year across the coast at university. Doing well, thanks.
My mom is aware that her memory is failing, just not how much! She jokes constantly about how she can't remember telephone numbers anymore. Little does she realize that she can't even tell the difference between a phone and... (7 replies)
... So glad for all of you that Mom has mellowed. It does sometimes happen as the disease progresses. That limbo period where my Mom was aware enough to know something was wrong, but not aware enough to accept and understand what it was, was probably the worst time for her. How is your son doing?.. off at College?
Love, deb (7 replies)