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... the right place. We have all been or are in a similar situation. It's a great place for advice and support from those of us that are where you are. I have two parents with dementia so I know the true meaning of "double the trouble". It is expotential!! ... (30 replies)
... Jojo... don't feel bad because you didn't come into this disease with a complete understanding. None of us did. I came into this disease with experience having spent years working in long term care.... and I still expected normality from my mom. It's different when it's your parent. ... (28 replies)
... Welcome Beckit! Can I assume Mom is still at home with Dad and a part time caregiver? ... (8 replies)

... Welcome to the board Green. I am your father. Both of my parents have dementia. Dad's is vascular and Mom's is ALZ so I have two different dementias to worry about..... but I don't worry. ... (12 replies)
... ble to adapt some suggestions to your situation and not others. There is not a one size fits all solution. I found this true in my own experience... having two parents with dementia. Mom had Alzheimer's and Dad had Vascular Dementia. They were totally different and took different techniques to accomplish the same end. ... (11 replies)
... date the need for in home health care and have it paid through medicare at least for a while. Also check out Hospice. If your Dad has a medical condition along with his dementia they may provide some care. Contact your local home health care agency and see what they charge. It is different in different areas. ... (25 replies)
... My Dad suffered from Vascular Demetia and he had AAA. The dementia, for daddy, caused so much memory loss, and he tended to get argumentative. With dad he got where he was forgetting that he had eaten dinner with mother had alzheimers and was in the locked unit of the NUrsing home. ... (7 replies)
... Welcome to the board Pricha. Sorry you needed to find us but glad you did. We all are or have been where you are now. I can only speak from my experience with my parents, both of which have their own dementia. Mom has Alzheimer's and Dad has Vascular Dementia. ... (7 replies)
... What an amazing time when we all can connect with our feelings from any part of the world with this type of medium that wasn't around in our parents time. That's why I really love this unique support group because I think that we all can recognize ourselves! ... (20 replies)
... Miss diagnosing early dementia as depression is actually not uncommon. The early symptoms of dementia are almost identical to those of depressions. My Mom was misdiagnosed for almost 2 years with depression when in fact it was Alzheimer's. ... (6 replies)
My Sweet Moma
Sep 20, 2009
... on the negative, poor pitiful Mom that can't do this and that, then she is going to pick up that emotion from you and mirror it back to you. Especially when the dementia patient loses their ability to understand or express language they become acutely aware of our emotional state and pick up on non verbal cues. ... (125 replies)
... sorry you are going through this and needed to find us but glad you did find us. This is a wonderful place for information, personal experiences, and connecting with others that are right where you are. ... (40 replies)
... will prolong their life. Mom was very aware of what would come if she ever developed ALZ because she had to make such choices for her Mother. She and Dad were both crystal clear!!!... NO TUBES! So I will follow their directive. I also agree with their decision so it will be no choice to be made at the time. ... (18 replies)
... word that you have done what is right for her. Please do not bring her home and repeat what you have already done.... and that is exactly what will happen. The dementia is still there. The inabilities and the dementia behavior are still there. ... (13 replies)
... My concern is for your sister. It is not an easy task to take on the care responsibilities of someone with dementia. It is not just another person in the house. ... (12 replies)
... which makes it even more important that you are able to speak with others about your feelings. I was so lucky to have my twin sister. ... (12 replies)
Lewy Body Dementia
Mar 23, 2011
... I have had no experience with Lewy Body disease but I can say that doctors do just guess at what treatment to use. ... (2 replies)
... I have major concerns when doctor's want to give medications that have major side effects and take years to show results to patients with dementia or other terminal conditions. Why are they prescribing this medication? ... (6 replies)
Lost my cool....
Aug 13, 2007
... Due to the problems I have had with my baby sister I have tried to back up and let her "see" the reality of the situation with Mom and Dad. Mom was "behaving" when my baby sister was there for 36 hour and I was seeing a very different Mom when I was there for days instead of hours. ... (19 replies)
My Mom..Dementia
Jan 25, 2010
... Yes, this is a wonderful place with amazing caregivers who are or have cared for a love one with this disease. We have learned through the school of hard knocks and the help of our fellow care givers here. ... (21 replies)

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