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... Last summer DH and I moved MIL and FIL to be closer to us and into an Assisted Living facility. Not a great option due to her Advanced Stage Dementia and his Advanced Parkinson's and dementia associated with Park's. FIL passed in December,that's when we moved MIL to Memory Care Facility. ... (7 replies)
... I don't really know anything about dementia or Alzehimers, and my grandfather died of Alzehimers. ... (1 replies)
... at it for hours. My husband 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)

... 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)
... 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)
... On the up side, I called my mom this morning and she actually sang me a song so I have to believe that my visit last Friday did have some impact. But there is some irony in that the song was "Hail, hail the gangs all here. What the hell do we care? ... (13 replies)
... in a terrible shape, and we had no choice but to add the IV. She never spoke, just a blank look. I felt like she knew us at times, and what time I spent those last days are a much needed comfort to me now. ... (13 replies)

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