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... kittybetty...this horrendous disease is very sly...often when our loved one reaches "the final stage", we ready ourselves for their death. Sometimes death WILL come quickly, but once in a while, that final stage lasts longer than we wish. ... (4 replies)
... As he can no longer tolerate a normal diet, his food needs to be modified. Of course, it does depend on his swallow reflex. ... (11 replies)
... ice cream, pudding, iced tea, little pieces of fruit. ... (6 replies)

... I am sorry you are having to go through this. It is hard to let go of the ones we love. I wish you strength and energy for the journey ahead and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May your Father in Law go in peace.... ... (6 replies)
Hospice concerns
Mar 5, 2014
... ween not medically treating aggressively and expediting death. Hospice will do nothing to expedite the process. Their purpose is for comfort care and a natural death as determined by your Dad's medical condition. My Dad lived three months on Hospice but my Mom lived for 18 months on Hospice. ... (17 replies)
... My 89 year old father passed away March 9th. His death was not directly connected to his Alzheimer but he had experienced rapid decline since last year and was in mid to later stage judging from his symptoms. ... (6 replies)
... ng back and knowing now what I know about the signs and symptoms, I would have to say that my dad started his decline about a year after my mom died in September of 1993. ... (18 replies)
... And part of the negativity was from me. I watched my Mom put her faith and money in all these "internet cures". ... (4 replies)
Mom is dying.
Nov 25, 2012
... aid on the problem and hope for a delay of the inevitable. It might make it a little better in the short term or it might make it worse but what you know is that it is not going to change the outcome. ... (19 replies)
... t care. They do not use the extended measure to keep a person alive. There are no IV's, feeding tubes, or ventilators. The patient is kept comfortable and the death process is allowed to take a natural course. It is a choice that many here make in advance. ... (7 replies)
... an who has never been married or, as far as I can see had a girlfriend, and who left work about four years ago to look after his 91 year old father who is in the final stages of Alzheimer's. ... (33 replies)
... last month with the same problem. She was in a final stage with pneumonia. ... (22 replies)
Dr's Appointment
Jun 20, 2010
... I think "that" appointment was probably the hardest part. When you suspect but don't know for sure there is still that glimmer of hope that you hold in your heart that it's not so. ... (6 replies)
Just Wondering
Sep 12, 2006
... I understand your frustration. The 7 stages are loose and fluid. My Mom had some of the symptoms in 3 and some in 4. It seems she remained at that level for 2 or 3 years. Then she varied between the symptoms in 5 and on 6. ... (5 replies)
... Dementia is a term that covers various types of memory loss. Alzheimer's is a subcategory under that heading. ... (30 replies)
... Hello Crisgo...I understand the feelings that your mother is going through. It seems perplexing to children to see their parent angry, short tempered, and out of control. Because even as adults, we look to our parents to keep the peace, remain calm and rational in the face of adversity. ... (27 replies)
... Trying to keep it simple here ... ??? My MIL was diagnosed with dementia. The doctor said there was no point in telling her because she a) would forget or b) wouldn't understand or c) deny the entire thing and cause more problems. It's a personal choice. We do believe educating our charges will help them in their journey with the disease, but I think it's justification... (7 replies)
May 5, 2009
... e years. It is not certain at which stage a person passes away, indeed, many people who have dementia die from something else along the way before it reaches the final stages. ... (274 replies)
No Urine
Mar 21, 2013
... Mitsy, both of my parents were on Hospice and I was consulted on each decision that was made. ... (5 replies)
Feel so angry
Jan 20, 2009
... I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's diagnosis. I do understand what you are feeling. ... (13 replies)

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