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... 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. ... (1 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)
... 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,... (1 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)
Dementia
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)
... My husband does. He used to say the same things like "I can't", "I have to go", etc...Now he doesn't really talk but, he still says those things. My husband sees and hears a lot of imaginary things due to hallucinations and delusions. He was also given Seroquel to calm the anxiety on top of the Namenda. Now Haldol has been added because the Seroquel doesn't seem to... (3 replies)
... Just sit with her, rub her hand, and visit. She probably won't remember much but will enjoy the visit. (2 replies)
... How old is your son? It is difficult at any age, but my suggestions would vary depending on his age. (2 replies)
... I was wondering if anyone has the situation where their loved one continually talks......I can't, I can't, I can't, I have to go, I have to go, I have to go....and other times nonsense that doesn't make any sense. This started in March 2014 - like a switch was flipped, Sunday was "fine" - Monday was out of control. Since then she has been on Risperdone, then off that and... (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)
... I am taking my son to see his grandmother with dementia. I don't know what to say or expect. It is my ex husbands mother and he refuses to go see her. My son wants to see her. He hasn't seen her in a long time. His cousin texted me to let me know they put her on hospice care and this is really tough on him. I've never had to deal with this but I want my son to see her. We are... (2 replies)
... I am taking my son to see his grandmother with dementia. I don't know what to say or expect. It is my ex husbands mother and he refuses to go see her. My son wants to see her. He hasn't seen her in a long time. His cousin texted me to let me know they put her on hospice care and this is really tough on him. I've never had to deal with this but I want my son to see her. We are... (2 replies)
Dementia
May 27, 2014
... Diagnosing Dementia is basically done by ruling everything else out and then watching the progression and symptoms. Each type of Dementia had a different set of symptoms and manner of progression. There are no "test" for the different types of dementia. ... (4 replies)
Dementia
May 27, 2014
... Thank you Deb for your reply, we are not sure what my wife has. We just started treating her for sleep apnea which she has had for at least 15 years. Our research show that untreated sleep apnea can be a contributing factor to dementia. Keeping our fingers crossed! She seems to get lost in the middle of a sentence and forgets things, and forget anything that has to do with... (4 replies)
Dementia
May 27, 2014
... The underlying causes of Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia are very different. Namenda is a medication that has been approved for treatment of Alzheimer's not Vascular Dementia. ... (4 replies)
Dementia
May 27, 2014
... Has anyone had success using the drug Namenda. My wife is in the beginning of dementia and I am afraid of the drug. Her diagnoses is inconclusive, they are leaning toward vascular dementia. ... (4 replies)


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