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CHAVA
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 9/23/2010 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
 
IM NEW TO THIS SITE. ON MONDAY I FOUND OUT THAT MY MOM AS ALZ. I HAVE SPENT THE LAST THREE DAYS CRYING, SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND , MY ROCK. MY LIVES WITH HER BOYFRIED, I LIVE FIVE HOURS AWAY, MY SISTER LIVES IN THE MIDWEST. WE ARE NUMB,I HAD TO LEAVE WORK TODAY, BECAUSE I'M NOT COPING WELL. RIGHT NOW MOM HAS THE BEGINNING STAGES, SO WE HAVE SOME TIME TO FIGURE THINGS OUT. BUT I DO KNOW THAT THINGS CAN CHANGE OVERNITE. WE PLAN TO BE PROACTIVE IN OUR APPROACH.
I HOPE LEARN FROM ALL OF YOU, THANKS FOR READING THIS
CHAVA

Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 9/23/2010 3:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chava, welcome to Healinwell. I am so so sorry to hear of your mother's diagnosis. It is never easy to hear of a loved one getting diagnosed with any disease let alone Alzheimer's. We are here for you anytime and if should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to ask. In the meantime, peruse our forum at your leisure and learn everything there is to know about this terrible condition.
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MT Lady
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 969
   Posted 9/23/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Chava,
My mom was diagnosed 7 years ago with Alzheimer's. Her doctor put her on Namenda and Aricept and to this day she continues to take both. I'm not going to tell you the disease has not progressed, but the doctor is extremely pleased with the slow progression. She is 88 years old and doing okay. There is hope. Make sure she has a doctor that specializes in the disease and read as much as you can about it.
My thoughts are with you.
Miriam

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SnowyLynne
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1539
   Posted 9/23/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Chava.I was dx with AD 13 years ago was put on Aricept It worked great till one day it quit working.I have been on Galanamine the last 9 years.I have since been rediagnosed with Vasxular Dementia.Still haging on..Learn all you can ASAP.This is no time for denial so do the best you can keep a stiff upper lip & do not let your Mom see you down in the dumps.We who have dementia pick up on others feelings quickly. God Bless....
SnowyLynne
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