What stage could she be in?

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/15/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
 
I know it is hard to pinpoint what stage someone is in with AD.  My nan has been in the NH for 2 weeks now.  They seem to be giving her more things to help sedate her.  SHe still refuses to eat but will drink some ensure.  They so have her walking around she is not incontinent.  She refuses to eat even sticking her tongue out when trying to be fed.  She recalled doing arts and crafts the other day but doesnt know what she made.  Today she slept and barely spoke.  She had her hair appt in the NH yesterday let them cut it but put up a fight when it came to setting it.  She knows my moms face but cannot recall who she is even thinking that my mom was in fact me.  The other night she had no idea who my mom was either however she knew my dad (my nans son in law) and her husband.  When I went there on Sunday she knew me but had trouble remebering my husbands name until she overheard my papa saying hi to him.  She is still having tremors daily she will just get up and walk around.  On Sunday after my husband and I left and my mom was in my nans room (my nan is usually in the sitting room since there is a tv there).  My mom came back to the room only to see my papa there my nan and dad were gone.  She askjed papa where nan and my dad was he said she went out for a walk and does it all the time with no help.  Needless to say my dad ran to her when he noticed she was going behind the nurses desk and sat down in a chair with wheels.  Had my dad not ran there the chair would have rolled and she would have fallen.
 
They also gave her a new walker yesterday and this one has a silver and blue sticker on it and that had her attention most of the day.  Before her downward spiral she bought 2 wooden canes and covered them with metalic stickers and marabou feathers from the top of a pen. 
 
From this explanation can anyone here tell me what stage she may in fact be on?
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/16/2007 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
It is hard to know what stage she is in but I would think at this point barring any medical problems she will be around for awhile yet ..........

Each goes different my Mom was like this for a couple of yrs and wham on the couch could not do anything even go to bathroom

Dad was good and wham went downhill so fast after mom passed it has me scared I truly believe he will not be here for much longer

Maybe Mininmark has some inoput as well as Snowy and others

Keep posting plz and stay with us

Gentle huggs my friend I know this is rough with all your health problems as well ..........I think of you often .........

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minmark
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   Posted 8/17/2007 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It is difficult to definitely place a person an a particular stage. People vary in the length of time spent in each stage and in which symptoms appear. The stages overlap, but the way you describe your nana, she's still in the middle stage......This is the longest stage and complicated. Mental abilites decline, the personality changes and physical problems develop so that the person becomes more and more dependent on caregivers. She reacognized your face but forget yo ur name...

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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
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I do agree to a certain extent I appreciate your input
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