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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)
Jul 17, 2006
... quiet lady, to an incontinent, screaming, violent stubborn woman .. and it didn't take long at all. We were asked by my FIL to move in and help nurse him in his final stages of lung disease, and as a bonus we got MIL ! ... (8 replies)
... I don't know the answer to your question, but I just want you to know we care for you and are praying for you. Being a member of this Board is at times my life line to sanity. God bless you. ... (17 replies)

Why do they fall?
May 18, 2005
... my parents have been married 57 years and my dad is in the final stages of alzheimers. unfortunately my mom just won't accept the inevitable, that dad will one day leave us for good. ... (6 replies)
... just as Dad took a turn for the worse and we discovered that my MIL had dementia. Dad passed away March 2010 and my MIL passed away October 2010 with lots of resentment that I spent more time with my parents. ... (5 replies)
... You are right about that! my Mom and my brother's deceased MIL are perfect examples. Mom was always loving, cheerful, positive, and made the best of everything. Undemanding. Now in the final stages of AD she is still loving, undemanding, pleasant to be with, kind hearted. ... (2 replies)
... I don't know the answers to the heart and BP meds ... maybe they have to keep on giving them since they do not count as heroic measures, or life saving measures. ... (17 replies)
... I am kind of new here, but I did visit these boards once a long time ago. I think I just lurked. ... (17 replies)
... I'm so sorry that you are going thru this suffering too. Nursing Homes leave much to be desired in terms of providing adequate care of our loved ones. My dad is in the last stage and has been having problems swallowing for a few months. ... (17 replies)
... It must be very difficult for you right now and many emotions are running through your mind. Once your mother entered into her last stage of Alzheimer's her time was greatly reduced. ... (17 replies)
... Welcome to the club! My sister still makes excuses for Mom when everyone else knows she is in the final stages of dementia. ... (11 replies)
... My mother is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and was given a rough estimate of only 6 more months of life back in November. As is very common, her condition can change from day to day but still in a general direction for the worse. ... (3 replies)
... ion well having been through this twice, with Dad and then with Mom. The nurse is absolutely right about some with Alzheimer's not feeling pain. My Mom was one of them. She had sever arthritis in her hands. but in the final years of Alzheimer's she never once complained or acted like she was in pain as before. ... (5 replies)
... last month with the same problem. She was in a final stage with pneumonia. ... (22 replies)
... here there at you can surprisingly find them remarkably mentally intact. Eg. While overseeing an Alz research center residents were discovered many times in past life experiences in this life. ... (25 replies)
New here.
Nov 17, 2006
... family members with AD from the earliest beginnings to final stages. ... (4 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)
Legal Question
Aug 31, 2010
... I agree with Martha.... it takes a court order to declare somebody incompetent. Even in the later stages the most we have done is declare Mom incapable of handling her own financial affairs which is very different from from being incompetent. ... (2 replies)
Cant stop crying
Sep 26, 2008
... The long goodbye.... !!!Sigh!!! Each little step takes away a part of our loved one that we grieve for. Each time we go through the seven stages of grief.... ... (10 replies)
... Dementia is a term that covers various types of memory loss. Alzheimer's is a subcategory under that heading. ... (30 replies)

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