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Do You Find Alcohol Makes Dementia Worse?
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We've been away recently and had a few drinks on the evening (hubby had no more than 3 pints) and 3 times each night he got up to get dressed, even though it was very dark (1.15am and 4.00am respectively) and couldn't understand why I was making him undress and get back into bed! He's done this twice more at home, not getting dressed, but shaving/cleaning teeth at odd hours and it has been dark!! We hadn't had a drink on one of the occasions either. He has had a shave shave/cleaned teeth at… read more

posted October 23, 2016
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After reading the other posts, I think the answer is that it depends on each individual person and what stage they are in. My wife was diagnosed 2-3 years ago. She could have a glass of wine or even a frozen margarita with no problems. Now, she can no longer have alcohol. A week ago, she wanted a mimosa. I didn't think there would be any harm in giving her one. An hour later I found her in the bedroom changing clothes because she had an accident. Never happened before. I leave her alone to change. After a few minutes. I go back to the bedroom to check on her. She's sitting on the edge of the bed with her legs pressed together. I asked her what was wrong and she said she didn't know where the bathroom was and had to pee really bad. Before I could react, she wet the bed. The next day, everything is back to normal with no more accidents. Lesson learned.

posted December 3, 2016
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My husband is 14 years older. He cannot handle alcohol any more. It also affects his Parkinson's Disease...in a bad way!!

posted October 23, 2016
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I have been through this with my hubby and he still continues to do it now and again .Only just last night he got up and walking around with the front door key in his hand and asked when are we going home. and the shaving 2/3 times a day but that seems to be easing at the moment I find it really hard Im sure others do too xxx

posted October 23, 2016
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A glass of wine every now and then should not be a problem according to out neurological doctor. However, usually closer to bed time for relaxing and resting. This is probably one of his phases which will soon change to something else. Oftentimes they are preparing to go home eve. If they are at home. My husband can be in bed and request his shoes to go home. I simply tell him we are in bed and at home but we will go to the other home tomorrow.

posted October 23, 2016
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I think these dark nights effect all of us so itmust be more confusing for our people. I noticed a difference in mum last year. She never drinks

posted October 23, 2016

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