I live with my 71 year old mother in law...

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Marion D.
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   Posted 8/15/2006 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
She was dxed with early Alzheimers in July 2005 but rejected the dx.  Since then, her deterioration is very obvious.  I just need support.  I am with her more then her sons are and I am stressed to the max.
 
Can anyone offer any tips?  What can I do to help her?  She is finally taking Aracept but she doesn't know what it is and why she takes it (only way since she totally will not admit to having it).
 
Also, is hearing loss associated with the disease?  She can't hear (or understand) us and it is so frustrating (because we aren't frustrated enough) and we want to try and have her hearing checked - every little bit helps.
 
I just need people to talk to.  This is SO hard!
 
~Marion

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   Posted 8/16/2006 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont think Hearing loss is a given with AD and I am sorry you are having such a anxious time .I found that yes it was frustrating at times with Mom but I knew what she had and I could not let her look after herserlf ya know ......AD is a horrid disease that robs them of all their memories and thoughts of the past and ability to make new memories take away their ability to...... recognise their own children , grandchildren ......Marion you sound so frustrated hun please EMAIL me and I will talk to you and try to help you cope with this okay .I am here for you please dont feel you are all alone anymore ,I do know just what you are going thru I lost mom and now I look after my dad ..please get in touch okay I am here for you .........God Bless......LynYOu will find email under my mane as is the IM
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Marion D.
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   Posted 8/16/2006 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn - I did email you - I hope I got the correct address.

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   Posted 8/16/2006 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
OOPS nope It is Lynhowlyncat @aol.com .....hope to hear from you soon Marion....Take care and God Bless


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/18/2006 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Marion I got your email sent you one back how are you today
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Marion D.
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   Posted 8/18/2006 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Rough, of course....
 
I told her that doing her laundry was no biggie - I have 2 kids so I am always doing laundry anyway.
 
Well - she asked if she had shorts...I was like "Ummm - yeah you wore shorts yesterday" whcih baffled her and then she asled what was up with what she was wearing today (which was a casual summer skirt) so I told her she was wearing a skirt to which she replied : "Oh I don't think they had those in my day"
 
OMG - how do you ANSWER that?  I laughed and said that skirts came bofore shorts so she was AOK.
 
UGH!
 
Thanks for checking.  I totally need support and a some shoulders to cry on.  My husband is just nasty to her - I try to be the peacemaker but I am so emotionally drained.

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   Posted 8/19/2006 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Lol.you will get the questions hun and you did really great with your answer I dont believe in out and out lying to them but to "Skirt" the answer and issue is okay .....
Why so you suppose he is so mean is it that he doesnt want to accept and see his Mom like that I am hoping that he will come to terms with this you can have some great memories but you have to make them....and he is losing out .I know that feeling I really do the one where ya know you have one nerve left and of couse someone will come and just try to step on it .....and you know you have to finish something aww it is so hars to be a wife mother and then now that she is sick and going down a mother to her tell your hubby his Momma looked after him lol.......Hope you are able to re boost your energy lol..I am here when you need to
talk ...I am thinking of you ...God Bless.......
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   Posted 8/20/2006 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
How are ya today Marion hoping things are going as well as they possibly can if you get a moment read 'Padraigs" story ....Thinking of you .......Lyn
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   Posted 8/21/2006 3:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Marion hope to see ya pop in and let me know how you are
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   Posted 8/22/2006 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Marion......Havent heard from you wondering how things are
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   Posted 8/30/2006 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
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