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Dec 24, 2018 · Silent Migraines in Brain & Nervous System

Botox helped someone I know too. Good luck

Nov 25, 2018 · Brachioradial pruritus. (severe itching on forearms and neck, no rash). in Skin Health

Might try spraying self with bactine at first sign of itching. After you have scratched yourself it is harder to to stop and makes itching worse. Keep spray by bed for night use. Hope this helps a bit.

Nov 25, 2018 · Small vessel Ischemic disease in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hopefully by now you have learned a bit more. Mild CSVD can be found on many scans and is often not symptomatic . Extensive disease is treated by keeping Blood Pressure and cholesterol controlled. I don’t think much is understood about it as brain diseases like MS, Parkinson, ALS, ME, etc. seem to share many symptoms. Since you have mild ischemia perhaps your GP could be helpful. Your neurologist may see your brain changes but not be able to offer more than your GP could. Meds for cholesterol, BP and depression if necessary are commonly prescribed by your family Dr. Best wishes

Sep 19, 2016 · Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer's in Caregivers

Fibbing can be helpful depending on stage. EXample; Your car is in the shop. The people in the house are helping me prepare it to paint, carpet. Etc… might have a friend that needs to stay with you until repairs are made on her flooded house and she is repaying you and your loved ones generosity by helping around the house. And you will be glad when she can go back home too. But now she needs our help. There is no end to helpful fibbing even though it might be only useful short term, even moments. When wanting to eat too often you might try dinner is in the oven, or you are waiting for the pizza man to deliver. My mom would brush cob webs from the house if I began to and asked her to take over for me while I had to tend to something else. Raking leaves is harmless too if secure from street. She would sometimes stay busy with it for awhile, giving her a bit of exercise. Music on a radio while outside may help them feel more connected to surroundings. When possible pick up lunch to go and save to heat up for dinner as lunch is much cheaper.Pastas, Thai, Chinese food reheat well. This will take some pressure off of caregiver and give some variety to all. I always agree and never say don’t you remember? I’ll see what I can do might interrupt the thought they are stuck on. This is a long, slow slog with few signposts. What works today probably won’t work long.
Aside from this I just learned that depending on what state you live in, should you reach a point you need to have loved one move to care facility although after spending down to qualify the gov can recover what it spent on their care from estate after death. This started in 2009 I believe and is a change from how it used to be handled. Hope this helps@@

Sep 16, 2016 · Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer's in Caregivers

I was wondering if you know what caused your mother to stop being able to walk. DId she forget how to walk or does brain damage cause a loss of signal to her legs or ??????? Also, was wondering how one knows that dementia is actually caused by AD. Thank you

Sep 10, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Some types of pacemakers allow for an MRI. If you know the name of the device you could google it and probably find out. The cardiologist can tell you also. Best of luck

Sep 10, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

@macbeth. Do you know anything about medical marajuana? Have read some about it and will try to find some verifiable results of efficacy. My thought is if smoking constricts blood vessels it can’t be good for an already compromised brain. Maybe if used as a tincture or oil in tea it might be relaxing without the exposure to drugs with harsh side effects. I think it might be easier to gauge if a person could use some short term help to relax if in fact that is what it does. I have read there is Medical Marajuana that does not contain whatever causes the high. I have no idea if this is something to try or not. Just looking for ideas like everyone else has. I can find little evidence that tracking down a diagnosis or naming brain diseases like AD, Small Vessel Disease of the Brain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia etc, lead to help. Lots of tests without direction after the strain of exploring possibilities is difficult to accept. People who live far from specialists who rarely have answers in the end leave families wrung out and may cause more stress than value. Just my thoughts. All input appreciated