... Do you know what type of Dementia her husband has. Has he been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia, Frontal Temporal, or Lewey Body? ... (1 replies)
... That is how it happens... with no real warning! It is so in the moment. I thought perhaps he was confusing her with somebody else. I will never forget the day Dad and I were sitting in the swing in the back yard. He ask if I thought "that lady over there" would have sex with him. After I got my jaw up off the ground I assured him that she probably would since that was his... (3 replies)
... Thanks for the reply: I know it's the dementia and changes in the brain: it's just happening quickly and difficult for my mom. I appreciate your honesty. He doesn't confuse mom with anyone else: the other woman has no history with Dad, so it's all fun with her- something new. I'll be there for 2 weeks next month- can see firsthand how it all is going. (3 replies)
... It is something that happens many times. If you understand the nature of some dementia you can understand how this would happen. ... (3 replies)
... I do understand your frustration. Lack of dementia training is probably my number one complaint about many facilities. ... (5 replies)
... ity and does not have his own toilet area. Have to say I don't like the person I have become trying to convince management, who has no practical experience with dementia and you have no idea until you have lived with it, how important continuity and activity is. Too many people sitting in chairs all day. Losing battle!!! ... (5 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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. ... (8 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... (16 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)
... 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)