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... Hi. It's me again. It's hard to believe I have only been dealing with Alzheimers for six or seven weeks now. My father in law has deteriorated so rapidly and things just keep getting more and more complicated. ... (7 replies)
Last stage ??
Feb 3, 2009
... if so, the symptoms you describe may be the final stage. In her last few months my mother could not swallow, lost interest in food, slept a lot. ... (3 replies)
... It's a horrible stage to watch, but equally as pleasing as their battle will soon be over. ... (4 replies)

... stages of Alzheimers when she suffered a massive stroke in March of 2007. ... (18 replies)
... I have worked in nursing homes and delt with family members with Alzheimers. I personally can't imagine caring for someone in the final stages of the disease at home. I have a relative who was recently put into a NH after running away a number of times, including scaling a fence. ... (7 replies)
... My mother is also in the final stage. She is in a nursing home. ... (7 replies)
Alzheimers spouse
Jul 10, 2011
... I moved my mom to the independent facility on the grounds when she was in the moderate stage of the disease...and by doing so, she was known to all the employees as a happy go lucky, dancing, walkin' all over the place lady... ... (11 replies)
... NO WAY .. yet when she returned for her final respite before placement, back into adult diapers, not a squeak. ... (12 replies)
... Hey there, My dad is int he latter stages of Alzheimers. That is a tendency they have. Basically they forget how to eat and drink. That part of their brain is not telling them that they need to eat. Bascially they are like a few week old child. They do loose alot of bodily functions...Walking is also part of the progession. My dad can not function without a wheeled... (12 replies)
Advice please
Aug 21, 2011
... about qualifying for disability payments since DH was unable to continue working almost immediately. Hard as it was, DH and I also had conversations about DH's final wishes. He was able to tell other family members. ... (6 replies)
... late stage alzheimers, let me know. ... (2 replies)
... me as when he went in. Dad had been building inspector for our city but after the surgery was incapable of doing anything. Within 6 months he was diagnosed with Alzheimers and his mental state deteriorated rapidly. ... (20 replies)
... The lady who led the group who was affiliated with Alzheimers Society, asked him about his family? ... (11 replies)
Feeding tube???
May 9, 2012
... Nina: I thought of you last night. We went to a presentation offered by our local Alzhimers Association on end-of-life issues relating to Alzheimers' care. It ended up being a presentation by a hospice organization, talking about their services (covered by Medicare) etc. The speaker addressed feeding tubes at length. He said that it's a family decision, and that the... (70 replies)
... One of the hardest things to do may be to realize that your Mom gets a get-out-of-jail free card with dementia. It's hard not to be irritated when she repeats herself, gets angry for "no reason," says mean or hurtful things, or forgets things that are important to you. It's hard to force yourself to try to be supportive or to change a relationship that you've had your whole... (7 replies)
... My MIL is in final stage of Alzheimers and we think death must be pretty close. She has had nil by mouth now for 10 days and is painfully thin. ... (14 replies)
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... I tell my children NOT to use a feeding tube on me if I am in any medical state that is not possible to be cured. Alzheimers fits this description. If I am in the final stage of AD and cannot process nourishment, I want to die in peace without tubes in my throat or stomach. ... (41 replies)
... So sorry for what you are going through. You say your dad is not able to take proper care of your Mom, and I agree. Lying in bed all day comes at a much later stage of Alzheimer's, not in such a recently diagnosed case. I suspect removing her HEART pills is doing her serious harm. ... (9 replies)
My father in law
Aug 16, 2005
... Should we be looking at this as the final stage and preparing ourselves for the worst? ... (1 replies)

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