Posted 3/23/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)
my girlfriends mom has had Vascular dementia for some years now. She's in her early 70's but her mind is still clear in some ways. But for the most part, her symptoms seem to get a little worse by the year. Its really tragic for me to see my girlfriend suffer as she does.
We live in Spain, and I know that her mother has been on the same meds for the last 10 years.
I'm not even sure what it is but I could find out.
What I'm wondering is: are there any better treatments out there that could help stop or slow down the progress of the disease. M's mother basically remembers her daughters and sons, and basic things, but I believe she thinks of them as teenagers. Also whenever I'm there she generally repeats the same stories over and over again without refrain. She could repeat the same story all night really. To give you an idea of where she's at. But if asked to cook a meal, or watch tv, she's got no problem with this.