... Recently she has been told she has a failing kidney and yet she is still working 60 hours a week at a high pressure job which she loves. Her mother suffered from Demntia and lived with us briefly when I was 13 but was moved to a facility where she passed 4 years later. ... (4 replies)
... a huge start. I have talked to the nurse that I have a lot of confidence in. The dr. suggested restarting the aricept only. She said that where mom is in her demntia is where she will stay even with the restart, that it cannot take her back to where she was or improve her. ... (116 replies)
... Deb that is so true it is all about how you let it get to you or how you don't let it get to you is the key to the world of demntia/alzheimers.
pauline (17 replies)
... I'm glad you were at his side, Karla. He's free now. That's a blessing in itself. (11 replies)
... My sincere sympathy goes out to you as well. What a blessing to you both that you were able to be with him at the end. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this time of grief.
Love, Deb (11 replies)
... Karla...my sincere sympathies join the others here. Such a wonderful grand daughter you have been! Bless you, bless you for staying by his side.
Angelbear...once again, your posts bring needed information...thank you!......Pam;) (11 replies)
... My condolences, Karla. I am glad you were there. Your presence was surely a comfort to him.
Martha (11 replies)
... That's ok .... glad I helped a little. Also glad that your Grandfather made an easy transition into his next journey of life .........
Cheers & Bless (11 replies)
... Dear Angel Bear, Thank you so very much for your help in this "long Goodbye of my grandfather. You were truly a Blessing to My family and I, but most of all me! My grandfather passed on November 10 at 12:43 am, and i was right there ny his side praying with and for him as he made his transition. It was a blessing in itself. Again, Angel Bear thanks you for preparing me for... (11 replies)
... Unfortunately, yes, this is the FINAL stage. No more to go. This is it.
He will have probably gone by the time you read this, or if not, he won't be far. Rejoice in the man you loved, the life he lived and the fact he is once again whole and with loved ones when he passes on. (11 replies)
... my grandfather has completely stopped being able to chew or swallow 2days ago.. even if u try to give fluids he chokes. Today, when i seen him he is completely unresponsive, looking as if in a daze but not blinking, mouth open and laboured breathing. Last night when i seen him i held his hand and he squeezed it really tight as i talked to him. Today as i held his hand and... (11 replies)
... Sorry to hear he's at THAT stage .. that's so frightening for everybody!!!
Is is fluids being thickened? His food pureed? As he can no longer tolerate a normal diet, his food needs to be modified. Of course, it does depend on his swallow reflex.
However, if all that has been trialled and he is still choking, then he is at the end-stage of his life, and yes, feeling... (11 replies)
... Thank you for replying. He has been choking for some time now. He now is no longer able to swallow and has a very difficult time chewing, if at all. when liquid are placed in his mouth via straw or anything to just wet his mouith to keep from being very dry he also chokes. i really feel helpless. (11 replies)
... Loss of communication skills varies in each and every person, but does manifest itself eventually at some stage. Lack of communication is not part of the final stages, it's just another level.
Final stages are when they have trouble swallowing and aspirate everything (choke). They sleep a lot, and have no energy or appetite.
Read the sticky at the beginning of this... (11 replies)
... MY grandfather is in a nursing home and has dementia. He had been able to communicate with me. 6 days ago he began having speech difficulty speaking whereas i have a hard time understanding him and he just repeats what ever you say to him (11 replies)
... there was a report from a university about 10 years ago about the mercury in fillings causing demntia (12 replies)