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How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

How Long Can Alzheimer’s Patients Carry On Normal Conversation?

My husbands family who only sees him about 3 or 4 times a year, can’t tell there is anything wrong him. Sometimes I think they doubt his diagnosis and what I tell them. He is on medication, still takes care of all his personal needs, drives in our very small town, and does most everything he used to do. He can carry on a conversation without most people noticing anything unusual. Yet at home with our immediate family, we see small things daily. He… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

We had friends over yesterday and my H carried on like he was perfectly fine. The Dr will not let him drive, and I take care of the books. I asked the Dr this question last week, he said when they are around other people there mind is more stimulated. He said he should do crossword, card games and walk to get his heart beat up, he said very important to socialize.
Hope this helps.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Same with our mother. Her sisters see her rarely and told me they don’t see any of the symptoms. They also told me she needed a car to get around in. I told them that wasn’t happening. She got lost coming home from the grocery store. She was 45 mins away from her home when she ran her car into a creek. (She can’t swim). There was a man driving behind her and one coming towards her and both of them saw her and went in to get her out. Otherwise she would have drown! She had several injuries from the accident. Spent days in the hospital. When she started asking to go purchase a new car, my sister and I told her she can’t drive. They took her license. They didn’t, but that line has saved us!! We know our loved ones better than anyone else!

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks Twilight, I hate your husband is farther along. But it is reassuring to know that I’m not alone in this.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

You who are with him all the time notice the beginning of this horrible disease. Family members and friends might be in denial as I have experienced. So you feel like you are making things up! Confirmation is slow in coming and with family maybe slower. It's a long lonely time before you get the support you need...my experience.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

And the ones around him are the ones who count!!

posted over 1 year ago
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