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I. Confused! Sometimes husband looks and acts normal.

I. Confused! Sometimes husband looks and acts normal.

My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2018.
Since then sometimes he acts normal and you can't tell he has this disease.. sometimes I feel he
is faking but then slowly starts to forget, repeat things and talk a lot about the past.
Sometimes he would walk with his hands behind his back like he is bored, or sometimes stares
at things around the house.
How can one moment he can act normal and a few days later not?

posted 3 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

Maybe you could both talk and relive past happy times. Let him talk about his memories

posted about 16 hours ago
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Need help?

Need help?

Don't know if this is allowed but just saw a n independent care taker on Quincy buy sell and trade. Sounds experienced

posted 3 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

Most Hospice groups are available some times at no charge.

posted 2 days ago
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How do I stop my husband from drinking alcohol

How do I stop my husband from drinking alcohol

My husband has been diagnosed with vascular dementia last year but won’t stop drinking.
He has to have his three beers a day.
If I don’t buy it (since he doesn’t drive anymore, he will go walking to buy it and
then gets lost on the way back home.

posted 4 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 3 days ago
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Memory test

Memory test

My dad recently had his annual memory test. It went from 25 to 17. My mom can't really explain. Does anyone know what that means?

posted 4 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

What are those scores? My husband has been a patient at Washington University in St. Louis for over a year- I have never heard about a scored memory… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Is balance part of alzhimers

Is balance part of alzhimers

Is balance part of alzhimers my husband. Seems to. Be having trouble

posted 6 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

Do you have a walker for him ?,andMedicare and ins will pay part my mom got one on amazon. It has a seat very sturdy,adjustable hights for hand holds… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Is it normal when a dementia patient rarely talks?

Is it normal when a dementia patient rarely talks?

My mother-in-law has dementia. She is getting so quiet and stands and stares out the window. The only other action she does is look through drawers with no purpose - no goal. Was just wondering if this was common for dementia or not? If anyone else has any history with this sort of situation?

posted 10 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

One of my aunt's lost her speech, she tries and the only thing we hear is gibberish or blablabla. nothing that can be understood. It is sad and… read more

posted 8 days ago
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What is the medical standard of care for ALZ?

What is the medical standard of care for ALZ?

My father is currently in a care home but it's not a memory care unit. They have been absolutely amazing and we truly love it. However, he is in the later stages and we are unable to easily get him to the doctor if needed. We had an ER trip last month and it was pretty evident that we will need to make contingency plans. I'm curious to know if most memory care homes have on-site medical? My mom has signed DNR's but after a conversation with her about my dad, I'm… read more

posted 16 days ago
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A myALZteam Member said:

If you have a dnr maybe its time forhospice they will keep him comfortable. And extra attention and comunication with you.

posted 10 days ago
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