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Jan 16, 2005
... Hi Martha, I hope you and your sister can calmly talk. Base eveything on your long friendship, how much you care for each other, and how well you know each other. Tell her you simply need time off. You need a break between now and June. Just lay it out in terms of caring for a 96 year old with declining abilities every minute you're not at work. That is not reasonable.... (13 replies)
... MS and it has recently been proven to cause memory loss in alot of people. I have a big time problem with that. I have taken some of the same meds they use for Alzheimers PTs. however the do me no good.But by no means does my mind have anything to do with what you are going through. ... (3 replies)
... and he is still funtioning fairly well for an 84 yr old man. My sister is giving him the meds the quack prescribed..Namenda and Aricpet. I am visiting for 7 days and i plan on taking him off those meds as they are good only for the initial start of alzheimers. At any rate.. ... (30 replies)

... From your intro, it sounds like he is in the beginning stages of the disease. Cherish every moment you have with him. He may seem distant or not understanding things, but he still knows your voice and who you are. ... (37 replies)
... There is a thread here with the 7 steps of Alzheimers and it was very informative to me. I'm going to try and post a link, if it doesn't work....... ... (23 replies)
... As a caregiver of an Alzheimers patient be prepaired to give up your life as you know it now!!!! ... (8 replies)
All alone
May 16, 2007
... The Alzheimers Asso. has a program that can help with respite care cost. Many communities have resources too. ... (11 replies)
... on the level that your family member was at as to where they would be accepted. We have several alzheimers facilities that patients with dementia from the first stages that only effect small parts of their daily routine and life to the extreme end of the "imposter" stage. ... (11 replies)
Something I learnt
Sep 25, 2003
... I just wanted to update people. I never knew untill after researching. But Hospice if the patient is in the later stages does cover Alzheimers,/dementia care. They if qualified will cover everything under Medicare. So after the assessemtn and the okay. They give 24/7 care 365 days a year. So if anyone would like to try keeping family at home. That might be a way to go. ... (0 replies)
... ead and the frustrations and upsets that the caregivers here have experienced. It will give you a glimpse of what is common when dealing with loved ones who have Alzheimers in its various stages. Before your sister commits to caring for your father in her home, I hope she'll also read of our experiences. ... (8 replies)
... there are 7 clinical stages. ... (2 replies)
... So... you could say that in 7 years, i have watched her stage up in the disease, accepting each change as it came. It was frustrating, but never frightening... Until now. ... (11 replies)
... We used home health care for a few years, to supplement a day care center. We kept DH home as long as it made sense. This kept him in familiar surroundings, with his usual routines. It stopped making sense to continue to care for him at home when he started pooping and peeing on the floor, staying up all night (I was regularly getting about 3 hours sleep - thank heavens... (39 replies)
... The lady who led the group who was affiliated with Alzheimers Society, asked him about his family? ... (11 replies)
... Thanks Sally for your input. I found information on the "N" condition I referred to above. I actually gave my Dad this information over a year ago. He is just now ready to investigate it with a doctor. I would have had my Mom there a year ago if it were up to me, but it isn't. My Dad has a tendancy to 'put me in my place', that is, until he needs help! Normal Pressure... (5 replies)
Early Onset
Feb 14, 2006
... familiar surroundings. Eventually it won't matter to them, but if they're in the earlier stages of the disease it's in their best interest to be settled somewhere where they can adjust. ... (36 replies)

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