New Journey on Dementia

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Date Joined May 2018
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   Posted 5/13/2018 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, there! New to this recent life experience...

My 69 years old mom just had a stroke causing her to experience dementia.
The doctor's diagnosis was a stroke causing her to experience dementia. CT scan result shows chronic infarct, right basal ganglia with focal encephalomalacia.

Prior to this diagnosis, my wife and I observed these things. She was listless and very silent which is not her personality. She forgot some things, like her birthday, her age and there was a delay when speaking. She can’t identify some things, she thought of the spoon as a toothbrush. Took a medicine but swallow it directly without opening the foil but glad I was able to notice and grab it immediately from her. She can’t grab the spoon and even asked what she will do with the spoon. She cries a lot.

This must be a long battle that I have to go through and finding more about it will definitely help us along the way.

Post Edited (johncole) : 5/13/2018 4:57:31 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Dec 2011
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   Posted 5/14/2018 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi John:

I'm sad to hear of your Mom's and your unfortunate situation. She is so young yet. It's sad and still upsets me about my Mom and Dad too and any other person who gains this insidious condition. It must be so scary and frustrating for them all.

Welcome to the forum.

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 5/13/2018 11:36:03 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined May 2016
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   Posted 6/21/2018 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Read Dr Dale Bredeson's book " The End of Alzheimers " for yourself as well as understanding what can be done. I was just diagnosed with a major cognitive impairment.
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