Relationship between blunt force trauma and AD?

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snevets
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   Posted 10/1/2006 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Some 30 to 35 years ago, my wife who is now 65 was severely beaten by closed fist and foot by her former husband.
 
In 2004 her first neurologist first suspected the above while ruling out AD, and ordered an MRI. With the results of the MRI, he recanted and came in with the diagnosis of AD, stating that it was very early. My wife withheld knowledge of the beatings from him.
 
Since then, we switched to a different neurologist who is geographically closer to us, confirmed MCI, and who had us see a neuropsychologist. After the first visit with both of us present, he said that she had been masking AD for some time with high intellect and charm. As a silent observer, I sat there and watched her skew her MCCI responses. After the second visit without my presence, but with another doctor,  she recounted the beatings.  His diagnosis was that while the trauma caused by the beatings did not cause the AD, it without a doubt did cause the percipitous drop from MCI in early 2005 to stage 6 now.
 
My questions to Snowy and others is how do I deal with the anger and accational rage that I feel toward Mr. ex? mad I can deal with him on an intellectual level, but not on an emotional level. What and/or how much do I tell my 33 year old step daughter with whom I have finally achieved normalcy and bond? confused
 

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   Posted 10/1/2006 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The daughter needs to know.Good,bad or indifferent.I'm sure she knew but chose not to address it.
You should not have to deal with her EX regardless.You are her husband now.
Larry my wonderful husband would loved to have gotton ahold of my EX & beaten him into oblivion.
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   Posted 10/2/2006 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I toally agree with Snowy on this one .My heart goes out to you and I understand your frustration and anger....
I would limit any contact with him at all and yes the daughter does need to know as well......
Please post often and let us know how you are doing
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Lyn
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   Posted 10/4/2006 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
The EX lives some 500 miles away and has not shown his face since 20 years ago, so contact with him is probably not going to happen.
Snowy, you are correct, my daughter is aware that beatings took place, but will not fully accept that they should fall in the realm of assault. I guess the issue becomes how do I link the AD with the trauma? My inclination is to patch together her mother's medical chronology as factually as I can and force her to draw her own conclusions. Your thoughts please.

Bill

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   Posted 10/5/2006 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bill.......Would the beatings your wife had taken been logged anywhere such as hospitals or are there peeps that witnessed this ?? I believe also a Neuroligist could most likely piece it all together by the history of her abuse and all that happend especially the trauma to her head. It has to be possible my guess would be a nuerologist first and tests will show inconclusivily that she had been beaten severly on her head thus connecting the AD,I agree to chronologically put this all together for her
I am so sorry for your wife this makes my blood boil I wont call him a man that is not what men do however I hope you can nail him to the wall
My thoughts and prayers are with you
You can also see if Alzinfo.Org may be of some guidance ........
Take care and God Bless.........
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   Posted 10/31/2006 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
bump for bill
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   Posted 11/1/2006 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
confused  My daughter and I had our conversation regarding the likelyhood that her blood father is probably responsible for the severity of her mother's Alzheimer's if not the disease itself. Her response was that if Alzheimer's had to be that it is best to be over with quickly.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
That seems like a harsh reponse to me
Do you feel the same way about this
AD is not a death sentence and yes they do get pretty bad off but they are still alive and with us
New memories can be made
Please let me know how you are
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Lyn
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   Posted 11/1/2006 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
After being dx with Ad 9 yrs both my new Neuro.& family Dr.Think I have MCI rather than AD for now.I'm  still doing so very well.
SnowyLynne


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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes you are sweet Snowy thank God for that and you
How are you and Larry doing ??
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   Posted 11/1/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't really know how I feel. I need some time to sort this one out. My initial reactions tend to be wrong, so I've learned to shut up until the smoke clears.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I so do agree with that one it is for the best at times especially times such as this
Please keep in touch
Will be thinking and praying for you
Lyn


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   Posted 11/10/2006 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you doing ??
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   Posted 11/13/2006 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
SnowyLynne said...
After being dx with Ad 9 yrs both my new Neuro.& family Dr.Think I have MCI rather than AD for now.I'm  still doing so very well.

Can some one explain to me what MCI is please?


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   Posted 11/13/2006 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm being retested on the 20 th of this month.
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   Posted 11/14/2006 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am fine Lyn thankyou :-)

I looked up Myocardai Infarction and it seems to be to do with heart attacks. I dont understand the connection with AD.


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   Posted 11/14/2006 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
hmmmmmmmm okay I will have a look see I knew it had to do with that so I was thinking somewhere along a stroke line
But I will check into that for you kk
Glad you are doing good
Be well
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   Posted 2/8/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
It is explained in the "retested thread "
I was way off base lol
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   Posted 2/15/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
How is it going Snevet??
Just wondering how things are
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   Posted 2/26/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you doing snevet been doing some thinking bout you and daughter have things changed or getting better at all for you's
This si a hell for sure but I know I would have never traded the last few yrs o ff moms life nor the time I am having with Dad for anything
I guess it may be a bit easier for me to some extent as I have always been around seniors and Alzheimers
But when it hits this close to home it is too real and I cant go home at night ya know
Anyways thinking about you
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   Posted 2/26/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, my hubby had serval head traumas. The first as a small child becauuse of his older brother pushing him down stairs the others at various jobs. I too felt such anger when we were fighting Labor and Industries because they were refusing to take his AD into account. They said it was diagnosed after his injury so they wanted to retrain. !!! Ok I didnt give up and I fought and found PROOF that he had on the job brain injuries and they now finally after THREE YEARS said he doent have to participate in vocational retraining as he had previous memory problems. We are now getting somewhere. Now I am the one who was beaten by Mr.X and I still have head aches and problems it has been 23 years ago but I sometimes think could I have furture problems.. Chill

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   Posted 2/27/2007 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahh Chill sorry sweetie
I have no idea why it was in me to bump this thread yeserday intervention by the big Guy maybe ya know
I also am afraid to to some nasty head injuries but at the hands of a boyfriend and also due to stupidity when drunk
I am glad you were fighting for Bill and finally cleared that up
How are you doing otherwise
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   Posted 2/27/2007 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was refering to snevet (Bill ) my hubby is Larry sweetie.. But, ya it has been a LONG fight coming to a close hopefully. We are now seeing some major changes in his body. Cant tell if really hungry unsure if he should eat or not. Falls ALLOT. Anyhow he keeps on joking and tries so very hard to stay up beat.
RA,chronicpain,asthma, allergies and back/neck injury and diabetes. Hubby has Alz,diabetes,epilepsy back injury with chronic pain.


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   Posted 2/27/2007 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
OOPSSSSS
I read that one too early lol
Glad to see you hun Mom was falling so much at the end on me I had to really watch her every move she looked like Ricky Raccoon all the time with hr eyes blackened and blue from falling so much as well she had seizures which caused alot of problems
Be well hun
'Luvs to ya and Larry .........
God Bless
Sis
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   Posted 3/18/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Snevets ....
Just wondering how things are
I am going to start a thread on Head traumas brain injurys and see what all comes up
LYN
Hoping you are well and daughter
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