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... My mother is in the final stage of Dementia. She mainly sleeps and has very very little appetite. She mostly drinks ensure and eats a few bites of yogurt. Her stomach has been very upset. She is on an acid reducer. She has started trying to throwup if she eats or drinks. ... (2 replies)
... er and he was still unresponsive but I got to tell him what I needed to and felt good to be by his side. Supper time came and that's when I saw how much he lost of his swallowing reflex. He wasn't able to swallow pureed potatoes but they managed to give him a bit of Ensure and thickened juice. ... (40 replies)
... Both of my parents have dementia. Dad has had Vascular Dementia for about 10 years and Mom has Alzheimer's diagnosed 3 years ago already in the mid stages. Each has been different but yet the same. ... (40 replies)

... kittybetty...this horrendous disease is very sly...often when our loved one reaches "the final stage", we ready ourselves for their death. Sometimes death WILL come quickly, but once in a while, that final stage lasts longer than we wish. ... (4 replies)
... Middle, everything you described is typical of the later stages of dementia. It is typical for them to sleep more and mover. ... (3 replies)
... ess overwhelm you. You have to find a balance. Find the things to be thankful for. Keep those in focus. No, I did not go see Mom today. Mom has no awareness of Thanksgiving Day. I let myself have today. I will go see her tomorrow with turkey in tow. ... (40 replies)
... Hi Deb, we just got back from dinner It is so strange and sad not to have dad there I read you post about having a hard day my dad is still alive............but its like a constant ache a funeral that never ends. My brothers make me so angry when I talk to them ..they hardly ever ask how dad is doing? out of sight,,out of mind, I guess (40 replies)
... they both moved to AL. About a year and a half later they both needed the locked unit. Mom was a flight risk with hysteria and Dad was wandering as a result of delusions. Mom is still in the locked unit. Mom is 81, and Dad was 89 when he died. ... (40 replies)
... Thanks so much for your reply! I am so sorry about the passing of your dad this year. ... (40 replies)
... Xanax is definitely not the best medication of agitation. There are other medications that work a lot better with out the after effects. ... (40 replies)
... What kind of meds was he on? ... (40 replies)
... when this is going on because its a matter of time it all depends upon the person and there will to live also. ... (40 replies)
... I am so sorry to read of your father's passing. I haven't been as active on the boards as of late but just spent some time catching up and reading your story. I hope you stay with us for awhile. There are some who have gone through this before you. ... (40 replies)
... Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss but celebrate the life of your Dad and the fact that he is free of his suffering. Take this time to grieve and also to celebrate the life of your father. ... (40 replies)
... I still have my Mother and dread the day that she will no longer be with me. But I also know I do not want her to suffer anymore and she is not even at the late stage yet. May God wrap his arms around you and hold you while you grieve. ... (40 replies)
... Try really hard to get enough rest after all the arrangements are made. Sleep is so healing. If you are of a mind to, prayer is a wonderful salve for the soul, too. ... (40 replies)
... she is now free of the handicaps of this awful disease, free and happy in a better place. I hope you get through the funeral plannng and the event itself with flying colors. ... (40 replies)
... Just wanted to let you know that my dad passed away yesterday morning after a long battle of 8 years with dementia... ... (40 replies)
... I have had two facility experiences. One was AL and it was just not the right fit for Mom and Dad. They were too isolated at the end of the long 3rd floor hall for their needs. ... (40 replies)
... It really helps to learn of your experiences. I have spent some time going back and reading some of your comments between yourselves since I have joined the board. I have learned that the members of this board really are helpful to each other. ... (19 replies)

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