Dear MM I dont give advice professionally on HW..... I write you today as a daughter of ALZ father , and a Pastor, and also happens to one who also one works in health care, in 2 Nursing Homes and have specialized with Allzeimers residents, Residents people I love dearly.. and every day help them thru the moment, enjoying the momements of JOY; embracing those & also knowing when to let go GOOD small visits are better than long ones, that will not be retained in memory... So I write you a a fellow daughter/ sister/ friend. and HW forum member
As for the score of 15
Where are you locatedd? I am sure differnt countries & states/ provinces have differnt protocalls, here in Canada, you can do some home work and seek for the Best solution for your family & loved one
The family may not all agree on what is Best for MOM.... as a sister in law.. who cares deeply... I am sure you know the family dynamics also... please note everyone mustt take care of yourselfs too. Someone will ahve to act as the LEAD. and if a Doctor advises its not safe for her to be alone.. then 24/7 care is needed either provided by family or neighbours/ church/ or friends/ but in time caregivers burn out.... and I see many who fater years of 24/7 or even just a few months are in need of care themselves..
It is Normal for Families to have a hard time, facing the reality of a parent with ALZ.... its one of the most difficult diagnosis I have seen, and as caregiveres we understand espically when one of our own fmaily memebrs has it.. I Feel for you...
it depends if it was an MDS assesment... whcih is out of 18 if it is... the 15 means high total care needed for assiting with daily living... or was it a Mini Mental, often given by the GP family doctor,
My advice is talk to your fmaily, have a family gathereing share thoughts, concerns & feelings... but Remember the GOAL...
MOM's best Interest... is Number # 1 - How can she have quality of life, enjoy life, be assisted, be safe.
Look forward to hearing form you...
Into each new day comes a NEW Ray of Sunshine !
Hello I am new to the forum and appoligize if this is already a topic. My mother-in-law(83 yrs. old) just had a check up and scored a 15 on her momery test.Now I have been looking on the net for exactly what this means and have not found much. The day she was to the Dr. the put her on aricept. The next day the Dr. called her daughter that took her and told her it would not help her and that she should no longer be left at home alone.Now this daughter what's to put her in a home instantly.The rest of the family does not want to do this including the son that has been leaving with and taking care of her.Now I think she my be jumping the gun but maybe I am wrong. Can anyone with a little more experience advise?
And what exactly is this score?