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olivebelle
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   Posted 3/4/2006 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this site.  My father died in 1991.  He had alzheimer's disease.  Now, my family and I are dealing with my mom.  We believe she has it too, or some form of dementia.  She is still living alone in her own home, but we have a nurse that goes there M-F 1 to 3pm to make sure she has lunch and takes her pills.  Then, either my sister or I go there at supper time to make sure she eats supper and takes her pills.  It is getting to be more frustrating as time goes on. 
She is a very unhappy person, so unlike the way she used to be.  Right now she is angry because we disabled her car.  A doctor told her that she can't drive any more, but she doesn't remember that (or believe it).  She is 81 yrs old and has been gradually getting worse starting about 6 to 8 years ago.  Can't actually remember when this all started. 
Anyway, I could go on and on, but I just wanted to say hello.
I added a Title to your thread ......this way you will get more responses..Lyn   

Post Edited By Moderator (Lyn Emerick(Howlyncat)) : 3/4/2006 3:52:35 PM (GMT-7)


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 3/4/2006 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Is she on medication for dementia?It can help.
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   Posted 3/4/2006 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome to HW........I know that it can be very frustrating for caregivers(family) and I applaud you and your sister for looking out for her ........I take care of Mom and step Dad and I have some major health issues but I am the only family member other than hubby /daughter that will help.........I finally got homecare in 3 days a week but my mother is so angry about this and sure keeps letting me know .....lol..........I had do do this for my sanity and my health.........It is okay for her to get upset about disabling the car DO NOT feel guity at all you are no doubt saving her life/or other's.......Snowy has asked a very important question and I hoe you do come back and read theses posts........You will find a great support system here that truly know what you are dealing with ......God Bless .....Lyn
BTW....In the yellow box at the side you will find plenty of great resources to help you and your sister with your mother as well........Keep us posted and stay strong .........Lyn 


 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/6/2006 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum Olive,

Oh, how sad that you mom has AD too!!

My dad has it. We really worried over the driving thing too. If you have an easy relationship with her doctor, the doc will write a "prescription" stating that your mom can't drive anymore. We blamed it on the doc.

There are some real nice people here.

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   Posted 3/7/2006 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Olive .........hoping to see you around again soon .........God Bless........Lyn.............Hey sis how are you doing anyways ??..........big huggs to all...........God Bless.......Lyn
 
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olivebelle
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   Posted 3/7/2006 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the warm welcome.  It's too bad that we're all going through this.  It will be nice to have someone to talk to.  My sister and I are close, in fact we work together, so we can vent on a daily basis.  We have 4 brothers who all live out of state, they try to help but it is impossible for them.  I look forward to reading more on this site and helping anyone that might need some support. 
We don't have my mom on any meds for dementia.  She will be going to a neurologist in April for an evaluation.  We've been putting it off.  Denial, I guess....or maybe just fear.   She is on antidepressants, but they don't really help.  She is a fiesty lady with an Irish temper, so we have to watch ourselves.  (kidding of course). 
Thanks again for your input.  Talk to you soon.

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   Posted 3/7/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
The earlier the diagnoses the better in the long run with medication.They do work.
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   Posted 3/8/2006 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree with Snowy........yes it can be out of fear or denial but the quicker you know the better her quality of life( andyou and sister) will be ...........glad you will be sticking around this is a great support system...........God Bless..........Lyn
 
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