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... it took me back through the last two years we've been dealing with this disease and the journey it has taken us on. ... (19 replies)
... The last stage varies in time and intensity. There are several residents where Mom and Dad are that do not walk or talk or feed themselves... ... (8 replies)
... Deb, you said something in the third to last paragraph that is hitting home. ... (17 replies)

... d observation of a individual. It can be initiated by a judge, policeman, or physician if a person is mentally ill, or a danger to themselves or others. It can last up to 72 hours. ... (17 replies)
... is. I am very scared because I know it may be happening to us. Went to the Doc yesterday and he changed some meds and added some new ones. He did sleep better last night but got up in a really bad mood. I will keep praying the new meds will help. ... (17 replies)
... to help..and who had been telling me for some time that I needed to get specialised help or someone was going to get hurt. The escalation was very fast and the last thing that I envisaged so please do ask for specialised assistance or call the police. ... (17 replies)
... 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. He is also starting to have some bad sex talk. Any ideas? ... (17 replies)
... As for the curse words. That is so very typical of end stage dementia. Those words, curse words, racial slurs, inappropriate sexual comments, are not stored in our normal language centers. They are Taboo. ... (4 replies)
... he norm with him. But when he started walking about in a ripped shirt it was not normal, cause years ago he was very proud and would iron everything himself. The last 3 yrs was more to notice with him really as he had falls. Stopped taking his medication. His bp must have gone sky high. ... (6 replies)
... Coping during the last stage was hard. I had this on line support group, I had a therapist, I had my children and grandchildren and a lot of understanding and hard work from my brother. ... (6 replies)
... satisfaction". Hmmm. My dad died here at our home August 17 last year after a 5 year journey with dementia. When he died, I do not think I felt any part of "satisfaction". ... (19 replies)
... Wow... do I understand where you are coming from Ken. I was the same way with Mom. Her constant complaining about Dad, knowing he couldn't do the things she wanted and her constant complains to us that we were not doing enough but when we did something it was wrong. Then there was her obsession with the house and things. While we accepted Dad's dementia... we never... (19 replies)
... The last one is red and green. ... (18 replies)
... My dad died a long time ago, one week before CHristmas poopy is that...but I celebrate him and when I put up my tree, the last thing I do when decorating it is throw a handful of tinsel at the tree. My mom was adament about tinsel being hung strand by strand.. ... (18 replies)
... Oh my dear, you've come to the right place My mother's instructions were no feeding tube. She had dementia. While she had it for 15 years and last 4 were bad, the last few months were pure hell My cousin's husband also was diagnosed with it but it was found in the mid- to late stage. He only lasted 2 years. My cousin was offered a feeding tube for him and she... (18 replies)
... I thank the Lord for this opportunity to have a place to express myself regarding this matter. The doctor has told us that my mother in law is in the advanced stage of dementia. She cannot swallow or chew food. A feeding tube has been inserted. ... (18 replies)
... stage dementia not quite 3 months ago. I totally "get" the promise to never send them to a NH. I made the same promise. ... (8 replies)
... Nutrients can keep a body alive. Your mother may not have just jumped to stage 7, she may have had a stroke that affected the parts of the brain normally affected by the Alzheimer or Dementia disease. ... (3 replies)
Last stage ??
Feb 3, 2009
... I agree with the other XP. Hospice could be a godsend. In this day and age I can not see a NH forcing a feeding tube on a dementia patient. They do not do that in the facility Mom and Dad are in. They just use hospice and let them die as peacefully as possible. ... (3 replies)
... One of my best memories is of my Mom at the last was singing Amazing Grace, it was so wonderful to hear that. ... (13 replies)

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