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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)
Parent's Dementia
Aug 21, 2014
... 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)
Parent's Dementia
Aug 21, 2014
... 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)

Parent's Dementia
Aug 21, 2014
... 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)
Aug 20, 2014
... 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. ... (128 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... In the late mid stages of Vascular Dementia my Dad started sleeping more and more. It was a result of his cardiovascular disease. The harder his cardiovascular system worked the more tired he became. ... (3 replies)
... My mom has dementia, and is getting worse. She is to a point where all she wants to do is sleep. She sometimes is in bed for days at a time with maybe 4 to 5 hours awake during that time. My brother is the main care taker. He doesn't know if he should make her get up which she won't do anyway, or just leave her sleep. She occasionally will have a day that she is totally lucid,... (3 replies)
... Don't judge too harshly. My husband has just had to be placed in a Mental Health facility. My gentle, gentleman of 50 years is now an aggressive combatant. (3 replies)
... oh my! I'm sorry you and your husband are dealing with this! I remember one time my grandma was in the hospital and had a crazy mean room-mate. I was afraid to walk into her room because the lady was always sitting in the chair hissing like a snake, muttering something and trying to claw at people! I hope they can switch your husband to another room with a more pleasant... (3 replies)
Jul 28, 2014
... Silkey, my husband has Alzheimer's and is taking Namenda. It seems to help keep his mind clearer and doesn't seem to have too many side effects. He did complain of headaches when he first started taking it but, those went away after a couple of weeks. He also has suffered from sleep apnea all his life. (4 replies)
... Many do this. My Mom did as well. Mostly it was talk of what she had to do or where she wanted to go or be, usually home, somewhere different than where she was or what she was doing. Then she was just jabbering incoherent statements. The desire to express was there but the words were not there. Basically, I, for the most part, just let her jabber. It is a harmless... (3 replies)
... Good for you for taking your son to see his grandmother and good for him for wanting to go! Yes, there are still people who can not "deal" with the fact that their loved one has dementia. I find this sad for both parties. I wonder if Mom had Cancer, would the X go see her then? It doesn't matter if grandmother knows you or not. What is important is that you know her and... (2 replies)

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