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ekspain
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi friends

my girlfriends mom has had Vascular dementia for some years now. She's in her early 70's but her mind is still clear in some ways. But for the most part, her symptoms seem to get a little worse by the year. Its really tragic for me to see my girlfriend suffer as she does.
We live in Spain, and I know that her mother has been on the same meds for the last 10 years.
I'm not even sure what it is but I could find out.

What I'm wondering is: are there any better treatments out there that could help stop or slow down the progress of the disease. M's mother basically remembers her daughters and sons, and basic things, but I believe she thinks of them as teenagers. Also whenever I'm there she generally repeats the same stories over and over again without refrain. She could repeat the same story all night really. To give you an idea of where she's at. But if asked to cook a meal, or watch tv, she's got no problem with this.

Thanks!!!
EK

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
We have another Member dx with this and i hv it as well
i was just dx in last 8 mths
for the most part im doing good but i do hv my bad days
plz know that this is the disease not her and she cannot help it
there are many things im great at and remember no problem but there is some things that i just cannot get head around....
just love her and keep her as happy as possible even though i know it is hard at times
both my parents had alzheimers and i lost mom first dad within the next year plus
i would do anything to get them back......i miss them so
keep posting n im sure SnowyLynn will be along as well as others
again welcome
lyn
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/24/2010 4:18:09 PM (GMT-6)


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/24/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I was first dx with AD at age 57 but 8 yrs later I asked to be retested.It came back with Vascular Dementia plus ADHD.No wonder I had problems as a child.....I'm 70 now still doing pretty darn good.COPD will be my killer I'm sure.On Oxygen 24/7........
SnowyLynne


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Snowy for posting info ...geesh oz 24/7
have you in my heart n thoughts
lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
pHoping you come back to read responses
lyn
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/1/2010 2:11:15 PM (GMT-6)

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