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... as did her mother. she is now in a nursing home since falling and breaking her hip in the Residential home and forgot how to walk while in hospital, and has never sat up straight since. Apparently the anaesthetic could have had adverse affect which is normal. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome Nancy!! I am so 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)
... Since she started the choking and pocketing and forgetting to swallow we put her on pureed foods and figured why even have her teeth in any longer. It was really becoming a problem.. ... (20 replies)

... First let me tell you that my mom is in a locked memory care unit...she is late stage ... It took her about 3 to 4 months to get used to it. It took time and the right meds!! ... (21 replies)
... ive read up on this disease many many times.. everything i read it seems like to me from what im understanding, when they loose the ability to walk they are already in a vegetable state of mind.. ... (9 replies)
... the morning of the move you put him in the car and say "we're going to X and Y's house for a while" No further explanation. He will repeatedly ask when he is going home. ... (4 replies)
... keep a log of how she is doing everyday. and we tell her when she comes how she has done. I don't understand about the hospice either, where we live the dr. has to order it. her dr. ordered it about 9 months ago and home heath came and said that when she lost more of her ability to speak then hospice would step in. ... (11 replies)
Mar 12, 2011
... My mom had used her walker for about two and half years...she fought it but had to finally give in and use it...she did well learning how. But, speaking of declines, about a month ago, she finally stopped walking...just stopped.. ... (16 replies)
... Hi, It's good to hear that your mom is eating again. My grandmother is going through the same thing but in her case it's as though she has forgotten how to eat. ... (10 replies)
Oct 14, 2008
... It is not uncommon Caroline. They lose the ability to eat, even the ability to swallow. Refusal to do something may be nothing more than she can not figure out how to do it anymore. Giving her finger foods might help if that is the case. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you all for your replies, I kinda of thought that she was forgetting how to swallow. Her eating has decreased tremendously over last few months. Sometimes a few bites of soup and maybe few bites of sandwich at nite. ... (5 replies)
Dec 5, 2006
... I don't know from a medical point of view but from what I have seen over the years, the disease affects the nutritional needs because the victim end's up forgetting how to swallow, chew etc etc and ends up on soft and pureed foods which is a known way to lose nutrients (and enhances weight loss). Their diet needs to be pumped up with extra carbs, more protein by using... (13 replies)
My Friend's Sister
Mar 23, 2010
... ined "Clara" before ... she is in her 70s and has Alzheimer's Disease. She is the sister of a good friend of mine, and a year or so ago she and her husband moved to an assisted living center. ... (6 replies)
... Good lady, as you are. It occurs to me that I would love to see Scotland. Perhaps you, or someone else here, would love to see Virginia. As our loved ones are confused, perhaps we could just trade places for a while. ... (4 replies)
My Mom..Dementia
Jan 25, 2010
... I'm new to this, please bear with me. ... (21 replies)
... s. It was most evident when they came from their Pennsylvania home to the NJ home they had lived in the longest. It just seemed like Mom couldn't remember what cabinet to open or drawer to open to get what she wanted. ... (16 replies)
... Most of us begin by being in denial, and then get upset with the victim for all the weird things they do. We try to explain things to them, "look, all you have to do is carry this ID tag so someone can send or bring you home if you get lost." "You need to take a bath." "You have to stop forgetting food on the stove. ... (3 replies)
Dec 6, 2006
... would be it. He's always had a sweet tooth. But since AD has taken hold of his mind, it's really bad. The only way my sister can have sweets in her house now is to hide them. Dad doesn't stop with one donut, a few cookies or one slice of cake. It's the whole box of cookies, half the cake and most of the dozen donuts. ... (13 replies)
Shaking head...
Sep 4, 2011
... Man she was loose as a goose and it was a smart way to impress on them that keeping her on a "regular" basis meant less work for them in the end with less showeres and mess. Very good!! ... (20 replies)
... I have to give the kudos for Mom's outings to the Life Enrichment Coordinator at the facility. He is precious and is determined to take Mom everywhere he can take her. He swears he will take her as long as she can eat... in a wheel chair if necessary. He adores Mom. ... (59 replies)

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