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... 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)
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... (2 replies)
Alz
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! ... (4 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. ... (6 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 him...now 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... (6 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. (6 replies)
... Last summer DH and I moved MIL and FIL to be closer to us and into an Assisted Living facility. Not a great option due to her Advanced Stage Dementia and his Advanced Parkinson's and dementia associated with Park's. FIL passed in December,that's when we moved MIL to Memory Care Facility. ... (4 replies)
... This is not going to improve and you have to protect yourself. I lived for months hoping that the increasing aggressiveness and bad language was an aberration, something that would peak and I would then get my gentle husband back. Didn't listen to my son..who many times was the only person who could settle my husband...telling me that I was in denial and if I didn't start... (7 replies)
... Please do not feel badly for doing what had to be done! The danger was real and you did what you had to do for your safety and that of your son. If he is in a psych unit... there is a reason and be thankful that you did what was right! Hopefully the psychiatrist will come up with a diagnosis that will help you decide what your next steps will be. Have you talked to the... (7 replies)
... Update.. My husband is currently being evaluated in a psychiatric ward. I have only spoken with him twice in the past 2 days. I feel badly about it but I still feel the fear of our encounter. I do hope for our family to heal, but I am aware that this is only the beginning and I need to find reserves of strength to get my family through. I hope that this fear subsides. I... (7 replies)
... I don't really know anything about dementia or Alzehimers, and my grandfather died of Alzehimers. ... (1 replies)
... Saya - I am not sure where you are from but you did exactly what you needed to do. Your first priority is to protect yourself and your son. Hopefully your husband will get a psychological evaluation and they will start the process of determining a diagnosis. With a diagnosis you can make the necessary arrangement for the future safety of you and your son. The Alzheimer's... (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)
... 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)
... 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)
Parent's Dementia
Aug 21, 2014
... 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)


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