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My Husband Has Alzheimer’s And Early Onset Parkinsons.The AD World Is So Mysterious.
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Every conversation with neighbours all summer, and on his walks he would say’ winter is coming’, even in the heat of summer.Now the ground is covered with snow and it is -30 outside and he looks out and says ’ signs of spring’!!! !
Have others observed this?Any explanations? It is hard not to correct him.

posted January 1, 2018
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I feel for you, At one time I corrected my Mom every time. And the effect of keeping her "normal" this way eventually started burning me out. So when almost at the end of my rope I took time to see why I was doing this and why the reflective anger, frustration and hurt was there.

I decerned it to be I wanted my real Mom back. But as you know, this was not to be. So I mourned the loss of my Mother and now I see things from a different perspective. Kind of on 2 planes... real Mom for the few times she is there, and new Mom for the majority of the time.

I treat these Moms no different. I am helpflul, respectful, caring and compassionate. I have her help around the place ( as well as she can) and keep her socialized and healthy. And with it I no longer correct the small stuff and the repetition rarely bothers me. She has her dignity and my respect and love. Further, I now also have a wonderful support system, that listens to my venting,, failures and successes.

Repetition is part of the loss of short term memory, Be happy the communication is still going on. We will be very sad if they gave it up! May you be Blessed in 2018.

posted January 1, 2018
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The original question was Early Parkinson w dementia. I have both! Lately, I have felt the degenerative aspects of both! Stiffness, stooped over, and weakening, despite exercising! Gotta keep doing MY part, so God can do his! Hanging in. Check my story.

posted May 21, 2022
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Basically you have to accept what they say. You can’t change their way of thinking.

posted January 1, 2018
A myALZteam Member

My husband dresses for the wrong season. And gets mad if I try to tell him to change his clothes. And he thinks his long pajama bottoms are outside pants. What to do.

posted December 10, 2020
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I agree but it is not easy.This is my challenge for 2018

posted January 2, 2018

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