thanks for your reply
i will contact them asap.
god bless, kim
So sorry to hear of your suspicions about your Mom. My husband suffered from dementia...I guess we all call it Alzheimer's because it sounds better and people understand what you're referring to. Alzheimer's is only one of several types of dementia. Symptoms are all very similar.
With regard to your Mom's short-term memory: I found it worked best not to argue with or correct my husband...or try to adjust him to reality. Just agree with what your Mom says whenever you can. (She'll forget in 3 minutes anyway.)
You have to learn to lie judiciously. It reduces her anxiety and your frustration
Please, please, if she asks about a deceased love one (like her mom or dad,) don't correct her. She'll experience hearing about a death as if it were the first time and probably cry.
If she wants "to go home," just put her in the car and drive her around the block. By the time you get home, she'll recognize the place. Or not. But it's worth a try.
Get a copy of "The 36-Hour Day" at your library or bookstore.
Thanks for your welcoming words, Lyn. My husband died 9 years ago...and I'm just now coming out of my funk. He was ill for about 10 years...the first 5 I was swimming in denial. I have a lot of experience I'd be happy to share. Most important is FIND A GOOD SUPPORT GROUP!!!
The ID bracelet gave me a lot of peace of mind. I don't think you order thru the Alzheimer's Assn. anymore, but they can direct you to the right place.
Also, we had 2 teenage sons at the time...there's not a lot of support out there for kids.
It's difficult, isn't it, to restructure your relationship with someone you always looked up to...like your mother or your father or your husband. It's important to spend time meditating on that so you can reorganize your brain. Sometimes you really want to lose your temper. It helps to look at the humorous side. My husband once asked me why I had a picture of his grandfather in my living room. (Remembered Grandpa...but didn't remember me.) I thought it was cute. He also asked me to marry him almost every day. That was pretty neat.
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