We told my mother in law she had Alzheimer's but only once, We felt she had the right to know but she is adamant she has all her faculties so we don't mention it any more, I think she knows but won't admit it x
I should add that I have told her she has some dementia issues. I myself do not think she has Alzheimer's, she was in the hospital for a liver shunt, got septic shock, was in a induced coma for 10 days, then in a rehab place for 6 weeks, a couple weeks after she went home her furnace failed, she had CO2 poisoning , then she was in the hospital for over a week with a blockage/surgery and back to rehab for 6 more weeks. She also had numerous 'mini strokes' it was after all this that the short term memory loss was noticed and she wa diagnosed. But before this she had no symptoms at all - was living on her own, driving, taking trips, walking 2-3 miles a day. So I am not convinced its Alzheimer's
I don’t know about all people but I felt a drastic change in my memory, emotions and sometimes my perceptions. But what really makes me aware is I have tried every memory trick to find my car like taking pictures , linking my space to a letter on the building, talking out loud but I am still standing in a big parking lot totally dismayed and feeling like crying with my keys in my hand. It’s gone from embarrassment to sadness. It reminds me that it won’t be the only thing I will forget in my future. Every time I look at my grandchildren I feel like crying.
My Mums memory went after an operation and due to the very little testing done I also am unsure if she has Alzheimers, although she does have memory issues. If anyone had multiple mini strokes surely that would affect your memory, I guess it would depend on whether it progress or stays the same. The one thing I checked early on was Mum's B12 and I find she functions better when it's at the higher end, ie should be between 300 to 900 with Mum there's a noticeable decline when under 500.
thank you all - I won't tell her she has alzheimer since I find it hard to believe myself. I started adding turmeric
to her pills last week and I see a major difference in her energy level! she is now attempting to clean her house. But on the downside she also appears to be more argumentative about what she wants to eat.