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monkeymom09
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   Posted 4/16/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello I am new to the forum and appoligize if this is already a topic. My mother-in-law(83 yrs. old) just had a check up and scored a 15 on her momery test.Now I have been looking on the net for exactly what this means and have not found much. The day she was to the Dr. the put her on aricept. The next day the Dr. called her daughter that took her and told her it would not help her and that she should no longer be left at home alone.
Now this daughter what's to put her in a home instantly.
The rest of the family does not want to do this including the son that has been leaving with and taking care of her.
Now I think she my be jumping the gun but maybe I am wrong. Can anyone with a little more experience advise?
And what exactly is this score?

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/16/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Look up the test score for the MMSE testing.30 is normal.......

SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/17/2008 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I think if your son wants to continue looking after her at home all the power to him as Snowy said the normal score is 30 she is at 15 so I am sure she can be looked after at home
Yes IMHO and it is only mine she can be looked after at home and this is jumping the gun.........
Glad you found us here and hope you will look at older threads to see if they may help as well as Resources.........
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Shelter
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   Posted 4/17/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear   MM      I dont give advice professionally on  HW.....  I write you today as a daughter of  ALZ father , and a Pastor, and also happens  to one  who also  one  works in health care,  in 2 Nursing Homes and have specialized with Allzeimers  residents,   Residents people I love dearly.. and every day help them thru the moment, enjoying the momements of JOY; embracing those & also knowing when to let go  GOOD small visits  are better than long ones, that  will not be retained in memory...   So I write you  a a fellow  daughter/ sister/ friend. and HW forum member
    •   The family  may not all agree on what is Best  for MOM....   as a sister in law.. who cares deeply... I am sure you know the family dynamics  also...  please  note    everyone   mustt take care of yourselfs  too.  Someone will ahve to act as the LEAD. and  if a Doctor advises its not safe for her to be alone.. then 24/7 care is needed  either  provided by family or neighbours/ church/ or friends/ but in time  caregivers burn out....  and I see many  who fater years of  24/7 or even just a few months       are   in need of care themselves..
    •   It is Normal for Families to have a hard time,  facing the reality of a parent with ALZ....    its   one of the most difficult diagnosis I have seen, and as caregiveres  we understand   espically when one of our own fmaily memebrs has it..   I Feel for you...        
    Where are you locatedd?    I am sure differnt countries & states/ provinces have differnt protocalls,  here in Canada,  you can do some home work and seek for the Best solution for your family & loved one
As for the  score of 15  it depends  if it was an MDS assesment... whcih is out of 18   if it is... the 15 means  high total care needed for  assiting with daily living... or  was it a  Mini Mental, often given by the GP family doctor, 
My advice is talk to your fmaily,  have a family gathereing share  thoughts, concerns & feelings...     but Remember the GOAL... 
MOM's best Interest... is Number # 1 -  How can she have quality of life,  enjoy life, be assisted, be safe. 
Look forward to hearing form you...
Into each new day comes a NEW Ray of Sunshine ! 
 
monkeymom09 said...
Hello I am new to the forum and appoligize if this is already a topic. My mother-in-law(83 yrs. old) just had a check up and scored a 15 on her momery test.Now I have been looking on the net for exactly what this means and have not found much. The day she was to the Dr. the put her on aricept. The next day the Dr. called her daughter that took her and told her it would not help her and that she should no longer be left at home alone.Now this daughter what's to put her in a home instantly.The rest of the family does not want to do this including the son that has been leaving with and taking care of her.Now I think she my be jumping the gun but maybe I am wrong. Can anyone with a little more experience advise?
And what exactly is this score?

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monkeymom09
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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It was a mini metal exam and the score was 16 not 15.
We are currently lokking into at home care thanks to everyone who replied.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/21/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Take a look at the "Nursing Home Thread "and you may find the ones you are looking at there
It is imperative to find a good home that truly is there for the benefit of the ppl not benefit of the monies

I wish you all the best
Keep us posted plz,,,,,,,,,

God Bless
LYN

I will bring it up for you


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