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An Informal Government Link With Questions And Answers May Lay........"National Institute On Aging" Is The Name With Many Links.
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I don't know how to post this or other messages? I know how to respond to post. At times a black page appears where I post a new ideal

( I am highly deslex. I have been slowing down the Brain Monster for 8 years while finding and making joy.

posted 3 days ago
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Let him know that we both love each other and things must to be done. See if he understands that changes are needed, for the person he loves. Let him
know it's becoming just too much for you.… read more

posted 2 days ago
Most Dementia Cases Are Alzheimer's. My Wife Kathleen Has Fronto-Temporal Dementia. Anyone Else In The Group Whose Loved-one Has FTD?
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The recent news coverage of Bruce Willis's Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FTD) diagnosis included references to the fact that it is a rare form of dementia. Since my wife has FTD, I was interested. Depending on the reference source, FTD is only responsible for between less than 3% up to 20% of dementias. But it is the primary source of dementia for people between the ages of 45 and 64. In that sense, I guess my wife is somewhat lucky that her first symptoms didn't appear until she was 67.

posted 4 days ago
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Very sorry to hear. Physically, Kathleen can still do most things (including 1 mile walks together) but she can do very little (including brush her teeth) without coaching.

posted 3 days ago
He Is Having Trouble Going To Sleep At Night And Staying Asleep. Trying To Avoid Naps. What Have You Tried That Works?
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posted March 16
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For both the patient and the caregiver!!

posted March 16
What Do You Do When Hubby Will No Longer Brush His Teeth And He Won’t Let You Brush Them For Him?
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He previously grinded his teeth and pushed out a bridge. Our dentist suggested pulling all his teeth out but I think that is a little drastic.

posted March 13
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Thank you all for responding to my post. I will keep trying to do the best I can.

posted March 14
When Is It Time For A Care Facility?
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How did you know it was time to put your loved one in a care facility? Did you have a line in the sand? Some days I'd like to check myself in! Of course I'd like to wait as long as possible. My husband sleeps a lot, doesn't eat much any more and is losing weight. It's a battle to shower, etc... He's incontinent. Has no interest in personal hygiene. I have a caregiver who comes 3 days a week for 4 hours to take him to lunch, get a haircut, hear live music, etc, but in the past two weeks or… read more

posted March 12
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In seven days, I am putting my husband in a memory care facility. This is the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. I cry constantly but cannot let him see because I cannot tell him what I… read more

posted 5 days ago
My Wife Sleeps A Lot, And Even When Awake Has Her Eyes Closed, But Still Hears And Responds. What's Next For Us In Her Decline?
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posted March 11
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Thank you Mark for these resources.

posted 4 days ago
How To Deal With Alzheimer's When They Continually Want To Do DIY Projects Around The Home?
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He continually wants to go to Home improvement stores to buy wood, cement, and tools, etc ! I set him up with a bank card with limits on it and he blew a fit because it was not high enough for his liking. 🤑OMG how am I to budget for household costs and his Dr appts? Any suggestions?

posted March 11
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Hello Karen, my husband was diagnosed in 2016 but showed signs 6 years previous. The thing I have found is every case is different. My husband was not easy to get along with, but now is the… read more

posted 5 days ago
How Long Can An Elderly Patient Live In The Last Stage Of Alzheimer’s Disease. Also Fell And Broke A Hip. Surgically Repaired.
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posted March 11
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I’m leaning everyone is different with this disease. I first leaned my LO had this disease in 2021. He has Vascular dementia. He is now in a wheelchair . In my opinion, I believe vascular dementia… read more

posted 6 days ago
Hi Is Anyone Using An Eldercare Attorney, For Asset Protection, Mediacaid Application, Qualified Income Trust, I Live In Nj
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posted March 11
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I used an Elder Care attorney for updating legal documents (POA, Health Care Directive, Last Will and Testament, . . . ) and for asset protection through creation of a trust. The attorney was the… read more

posted March 11 (edited)
When The Hell Does This End?
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My life is over. I'm a caregiver for my husband. I tell everyone not to get married. I might as well be dead.

posted March 11
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I recall when my husband was in this stage. Being honest, I didn’t know at the time he had dementia. We were traveling and he was the driver. He drove me from TX to NC. I notice he was moody was… read more

posted 6 days ago
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