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Have People Found Current Alz Meds Helpful? For How Long? How About Coping Without Meds? Antipsychotics Effective For Paranoia? Thx
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My mom was on Aricept and Memantine several years until recently. I didn’t notice much difference, but it may have slowed the progression. Stopped them after her last hospitalization as doctor didn’t… read more

posted 11 hours ago
She Said Well It Looks Like Shit. Told Me At Least 10 Times.
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posted 4 days ago
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Moderately Severe Stage Of Dementia
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My 85 y/o father is now in the moderately severe stage of vascular dementia. Would someone please describe their experience in this phase? What is the approximate duration of this stage? I understand each case is different, but I now feel as though I’m flying by the seat of my pants.

Thank you!

posted 5 days ago
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Carla, I am interested to know how the neurologist determined your dad is at the beginning of Alz? Did he determine by symptomology or a specific mri?

posted 3 days ago
Need Suggestions For Best Puzzles Or Games To Download Into Ipad Im Setting Up For My 80 Yr Old Husband. Matching, Numbers, Jumbled Words?
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My husband likes word find but not on his phone, on a word find book. I enjoy color by number on my ipad and think that is fun. Good luck I know there are lots of ideas out there. My husband also… read more

posted 3 days ago
Is Prevegen And Good Or Is EVERY Ad You See On TV Pretty Much Horse Manure?
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posted 7 days ago
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My husband’s doctor also advised there are no miracle pills to stop or reverse Alzheimers. She also said with regards to Prevagen, it only makes the manufacturer wealthy, it doesn’t improve… read more

posted 4 days ago
Going To My Dad's Today. He Thinks I'm Coming Up Later This Month. Is It Okay To Just Pop In Without Him Knowing I'm Coming?
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My dad lives over 4 hours from my house with stopd. Today, I'm going to my Dad's house. He thinks I'm coming up later this month. Is it okay to just pop in without him knowing I'm coming? Anytime I go, he cleans everything up. I want to see how he's doing and get lots of things accomplished while I'm there. He hides certain things I want to take with me this trip too. With him starting to become angy needs to go away this trip. I just hope he doesn't get mad at me. I don't think he will… read more

posted September 14
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My dad doesn't drive anywhere except on his property. I talked to two agencies while at my dad's house. Waiting to hear back from them. One gal from Home Instead I really liked everything she said… read more

posted 1 day ago
Any Tips For Traveling?
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My husband is in relatively early stages and hoping to do some trips we have always wanted to. We have a camper that we tow, staying a new place each night. I wonder if this is too demanding?

posted September 11
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I would say go for it too. We took my dad on two trips last year. He loved it. I had hoped to take him somewhere this year. But with losing my job, money is very tight!

posted September 14
Are The People With This Horrible Disease Not So Angry With Family And Act Out With Others?
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I live a ways from my Dad. He had a caregiver coming 3 Xs a week. That stopped today. Apparently he got angry with the caregiver and she wouldn't do something for him. So he called his nephew. His nephew took him somewhere where he found check on the issue. My dad seems fine when I'm there.

posted September 6
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I don’t know how to answer that. Thankfully my mom is “good” with her caregiver. Perhaps it is somehow a way to express “independence” and “control” as your dad fights this disease. It’s a… read more

posted 4 days ago
Geriatric Neurologist Expectations
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Has anyone had experience with going to a geriatric neurologist? What should I expect? Can a PET if they order one tell what type of Alzheimer’s he has and the prognosis? Especially timeline? My husband already had a MRI confirming brain atrophy but I would like to know life expectancy so I can plan financially and emotionally.

posted September 6
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When the MRI was done, was a volumetric study done? I think that's the most important and most informative thing. It tells what the total brain volume is; how much atrophy there is, and where the… read more

posted September 6
Stages Of Alzheimer’s
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I keep seeing numbers associated with Alzheimer’s in peoples posts. What are these 7? Stages?

posted September 5
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Personally, I think this website has the very best explanation of the 7 Stages:
https://www.dementiacarecentral.com/aboutdement...

posted September 5
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