My husband has had dementia for 5 years. Four years ago he had an episode and has now been hospitalized with another. Generally he doesn't recognize me, most of his speech is gibberish and he is immobile. Normally He is self sufficient, very mobile and verbal. He acts like someone who has had a stroke but the doctors say no. I'm hoping to get him into a nearby rehab facility as the hospital wants to release him as all tests have come… read more
Rehab on a trial basis might be good but don't be surprised if they discharge because of inability to learn or follow commands! If he's 24 hour care you may need support at home and could get home care to teach you how to manage. If you can't don't be surprised if long term care or even hospice is recommended! My mom is in long term care and is more on hospice there!
Here is an update to my post over a month ago. We will be bringing Bob home this week. He has made tremendous strides in rehab. He's mobile, though somewhat unsteady at times. Also, He is still very impetuous. He has been feeding himself and carries on very normally a good amount of the time. There are definitely residual effects of the episode which we knew would probably not go away with the dementia. However, we have been having a nightmare finding home care which is covered by home insurance.Every agency that we have found is stretched thin due to the great demand. Wish us luck!
I agree @A myALZteam Member N .( Long Term Care ) This is only going to get worse and it might move very quickly. No one knows how fast . Every case is different. Once my hubby really started declining it was a year later that he passed. Sending hugs.💟. SusieQ
Hard question to answer Dodie because the symptoms vary so much depending on what type of dementia, early or late onset, if meds used and what, other health issues or recent anesthetics etc etc.....don't know story for you and hubby but it does sound like he has declined to needing LTC home placement rather than rehab or in home care.