My Aunt's Alzheimer's is progressing !!!!

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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My aunt really has no short term memory at all she will ask me the same question 3 or 4 times within 20minutes she was diagnised in January 2008 and she also has started  some new things which she never did before are these related to her Alzheimers disease she locks all the doors meaning bathroom and bedrooms where she comes out of the room but locks with the lock when she leaves the room and then you can't re-open unless you use a key or bobby pin to open lock she also goes into any room and just goes through anything and everything that is in the room. She has many episodes also where she states there are people in her house and she is very scared and she wants to protect herself from the se people who are not there. Can anyone let me know if this is part of the process or what as I'm getting worried. Thanks soo much.PRGlo   

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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
replace the door handles with NO locks.She could get locked in & can't get out.........

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   Posted 6/16/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes this is part of the process.  I watched my Grandmother-in-law do the same things.  She became very paranoid and  so forgetful.  She would turn on frying pan and walk away.  The porkchops were found in the linen closet.  She would not come over to her own daughter's house for Christmas that year as we were all talking bout her. She also did not want to leave home as people would get in the house.

She locked the basement door as someone might be down there.  Poor Grandma and Grandpa, it was very hard for him. They were married  more then 65 years.

Bless you and I hope wish you all the best.




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Post Edited (stkitt) : 6/18/2008 5:44:30 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/18/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you got the input you did
I too would take out the locks
Something could very well happen to her........

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