If you take statins it would be worth investigating. Look up Myositis for a lead. Good luck
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Sat, Jul 27 1:34pm · Dementia - First 5 years report - sharing experiences in Caregivers
Your post is most informative. Thank you
Mon, Jul 8 7:07pm · Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - please introduce yourself in Brain & Nervous System
Have you had brain MRI
Thanks for the information
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.
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
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…..you 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@@