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... My husband is 83 and diagnosed with dementia about six years ago. He has declined very fast in the last three months. He is going through sundowning recently. Gets very ill and agitated. ... (0 replies)
... he top of her lungs when no one at the facility pays attention to her. I told the facility that she must be put back on namenda or at least some medication for dementia since it did at least seem to keep her calmer than she is now with out any medication. ... (1 replies)
... work full time and have an autistic son who I can't be away from all weekend long. He was not potty trained fully until he was 11 years. I understand autism and dementia are different but my son never was unclean , never had to sleep in feces like my mother does. I cleaned him up until we got him completely toilet trained. ... (4 replies)

... That is totally and complete ridiculous!! We have so much work to do to make life better for those living with dementia and those that care for them. But I am happy that is finally done. From here you go forward and do the best you can to get the best care for your wife. ... (13 replies)
... As for what to call it... Alzheimer's. Dementia is basically a symptom. It is cognitive decline the interferes with daily living. Alzheimer's is the disease that is causing the symptom of dementia. ... (3 replies)
... It has been a long while since I posted here. As I said before, my wife has Alzheimerís Dementia. I gauge her level and stage to be between 6 and 7, Iím never sure what to call her disease and I guess it really doesnít matter, as the outcome will be the same. She was diagnosed in 2004 by a doctor who did some verbal testing and remarked there were going to be some issues down... (3 replies)
... ive. Because the patient has no idea what he is doing, he can injure themselves or others. I know of many cases where the police had to be called to restrain a dementia patient in the midst of sundowning. In many states this will result in a mandatory psych evaluation. Problem is, they are not psychotic, they are demented... ... (4 replies)
... hope. This is their hope so be understand. On the flip side, you are probably right. It is his inability to coordinate, balance, and function because of the dementia that is causing him to fall. Yes it will be worse when he is sore and in pain but it is probably not going to get better. ... (4 replies)
... I am looking for advice. My father is moving towards the end stages of dementia. He is starting to fall a lot. He barely shuffles along. He is having difficulty swallowing his food. He still knows who I am but at times is confused. He cannot sign his name and is very disoriented. He is hallucinating and he goes to adult daycare about three days a week. The problem is with my... (4 replies)
... It is difficult to say if taking Mom off the Namenda is responsible for the behavior changes you have seen. Namenda may help regulate the abnormal activity of glutamate in the brain. Glutamate is a chemical in the brain that is important for learning and memory. It is not changing anything in the normal progression of the disease. I have heard of some cases where there... (1 replies)
... 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)
... 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)
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)
... 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)

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