Alzheimers

Posted by SeventyPluss @seventypluss, Jul 7, 2011

Surprised not to see a discussion on this topic. Anyone out there?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Brain & Nervous System group.

The community just launched yesterday, and as of right now we have about 200 members. Discussions on various topics will pick up as the community grows.

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Oh my goodness!!! A brand new event. I knew it was new, but wasn’t aware it was THAT new. 200 already is good. And you’re right … discussions will pick up. Thanks for responding. I assume you’re a tech person with MC. Good job!

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i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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@mcrchicago

i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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I am caregiver of s/o age 79 with dementia. I know the roller coaster ride I’ve been on for the past four years. I can’t imagine how it must be to have TWO. Do you belong to any online support groups? Or community?

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@mcrchicago

i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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I know how you are feeling and you are not alone. I am the youngest of two (45 yo) and my mother is declining very rapidly with alzheimers. She is 82 but I remain steadfast to be her strength as we get through this.

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@mcrchicago

i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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And I’m very sorry to hear of your mother’s sudden decline. What I’ve learned from the groups to which I belong is that sudden decline is quite unusual, and to look for a UTI or other illness, or medication issues.

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@mcrchicago

i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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You made a very good statement: “… you are not alone.” That’s so important to realize and understand, because even when you KNOW that, there are days when you FEEL alone anyway. I’m sorry about your mother, too. I love what you said about being her strength as you get through it. How long has she been diagnosed?

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My mom is 96 with Alz. As a social worker for many year’s, I have been able to access many resources. I would like to pass this on to anyone going through this with their family. Join Alz. Association and you will get tons of information. If you have a smart phone, they send daily updates of the latest research. Join Alz. support group, ask your Hospice Asso. to do an assessment as many elderly are eligible if they have other medical issues. Insist your physician writes a scrip for home healthcare. They can set up meds, do light housework and shop. These little things help so much. Good Luck with your family. Your not alone.

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Wonderful information. I’ve found that if something isn’t suitable at the moment, in a while it IS, so I try to keep a record of resources. Thanks so much for your input, and don’t stop sharing with us, please. Sue

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@rttextor

My mom is 96 with Alz. As a social worker for many year’s, I have been able to access many resources. I would like to pass this on to anyone going through this with their family. Join Alz. Association and you will get tons of information. If you have a smart phone, they send daily updates of the latest research. Join Alz. support group, ask your Hospice Asso. to do an assessment as many elderly are eligible if they have other medical issues. Insist your physician writes a scrip for home healthcare. They can set up meds, do light housework and shop. These little things help so much. Good Luck with your family. Your not alone.

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And I’m sorry I neglected to acknowledge what you are dealing with with your precious mom. It’s not easy … my heart goes out to you. Bless your precious mom and God bless you! Are you a resident of Minnesota?

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@rttextor

My mom is 96 with Alz. As a social worker for many year’s, I have been able to access many resources. I would like to pass this on to anyone going through this with their family. Join Alz. Association and you will get tons of information. If you have a smart phone, they send daily updates of the latest research. Join Alz. support group, ask your Hospice Asso. to do an assessment as many elderly are eligible if they have other medical issues. Insist your physician writes a scrip for home healthcare. They can set up meds, do light housework and shop. These little things help so much. Good Luck with your family. Your not alone.

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We began this journey 10 years ago. Thank you for your kind words. We are very fortunate as my mom has not been aggressive but, very sweet in her disposition. This is not always the case for all families. I would recommended a book that was written by a coach…small handbook that is wonderful. I don’t have his name at the moment but, if you go on-line you would find it i’m sure. We are in Michigan. My son lives in Blaine, Mn. so visit often.

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@mcrchicago

i am the eldest daughter of two dementia patients. They are in their mid 80s and I am in my early 60s. Mother suddenly in precipitous decline. I am more terrified by the minute.

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That is so very young as I am 68 yrs old and my mom is 96. We now have Hospice workers that has been wonderful.

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