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pansego
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   Posted 3/19/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
    hello everyone,
 
             i just registered today and i'm in need of some advice. my mother was diagnosed with AD about two years ago and i've been providing for her care. She takes all the associated drugs and she is still getting progressively worse. i have to bathe her because she's afriad of the water and all the other AD affects. my mother is only 56 years old. the advice that i need is (as incredibly guilty as i feeL asking ) I can no longer provide the 24 hour care she so deserves. I have a family and we are all feeling the strain. we all pitched in to help as much as we could. please i m looking for info on how to get her placed in a nursing home everyone keeps telling me because of her age that she cant be helped there has to be something were not being told my mother cant be the only 56 year old person in the u.s. with this afliction
 
 
                                                                        sincerely,
                                                                        Steve C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

jules01
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   Posted 3/19/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   

So sorry to hear of your mother. My husband is 47 years old and diagnosed with lewy body dementia- after much struggle and trying to care for him at home-we placed himin a nursing home on january 31st of this year. He actually does better in the nursing home then he did at home, he has 24/7 care and is with like people and seems to be florish under these circumstances. You have to remember that when the ad patient is at home- they are surroned by people that do not have ad- and cannot communicate and follow the every day lives of the people that they are surronded by. Good luck....

One hint I might provide for you would be to look for a nursing home that is small. And make sure that you check with the state for any violations that the home may have. The home should also provide you with thier state evaluations----very important....

Jules


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/19/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and welcome to Healing Well
I am sorry for all you are dealing with
Please check out the NH thread which shows the Homes and what goes on in them rates them actually as well check your local RETIREMENT Homes or the ones that provide great care and hopefully not to expensive
I had a retirement home here in Canada and I had ppl younger than your mom
There are also places to call like Social services and the Azlheimers Society may be able to help you as well as Mental Health
Please do read the threads I have up about homes and what you should /need to be asking prior to placing your loved one there and YES they have to provide you with full disclosure and reports on the home
I wish you all the best and hope that you will stay with us
This is a hard long road but we can do it when we have support and understanding ppl going thru simuliar situations
God Bless
Let us know how you make out please .....Jules: thanks for your support and input

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   Posted 3/22/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve
I posted in other thread for you
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   Posted 3/23/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
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