Hi all. I have just discovered the HW site and Alzheimer forum. My mom and dad (both 82) have AD. They are living in their own home, a bungalow in a senior's complex, with home support four hours per day over breakfast and lunchtime. I go in the evenings to make dinner and give evening meds. The progression of Dad's AD has been slow. He was diagnosed approximately eight years ago. Mom however has been quite rapid over the past two years. They are mobile, walking independantly and able to eat unassisted if meal is put in front of them. I feel so fortunate that so far they have been able to stay in their own home where everything is familiar. I work in long term care facility (nursing home) in Canada and so am aware of the final stages of AD. The really cool thing about
mom and dad is that its like they only have half a brain left each but because they are together they help each other and rely on each other and so together there's a whole brain there (almost!) lol
Anyways I am glad to have a place to talk to others who will understand. I am sure I wil be here often as I don't sleep well (menopause) but that's a whole other issue.