View RSS Feed

All Blog Entries

  1. Remembering beyond the illness - my lovely dad

    I originally joined the Forum around two years ago and then somewhat ironically, kept forgetting my passwords. I have dipped in and out since, reading others experiences and sharing some of my own. My lovely dad was diagnosed in October 2009, the same month my second daughter was born. He died this Christmas and I can only thank god that he didn't have to suffer any longer. Mum had coped so very long and dad's Alzheimer's and Parkinson's was progressing so quickly. We were making the final ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Something positive

    at last, after 3 months on Aricept mum got an improved result on her memory test today. I was cautiously optimistic, not sure how long this will last or even if it will improve anymore but it does seem to have given her some more time, before we lose her to this disease. She will be 80 in June now we can look forward as a family to celebrating with her and more to the point her with us.
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. What medication should be used\/

    Quote Originally Posted by Debbiel View Post
    My Mum has alzheimer's and was diagnosed in 2006. She lives in Cape Town with her lovely husband who has cared for her with devotion, but very quickly it has become too difficult. I live in London and have just come out to Cape Town to help settle her in a Care Home. Both the care home and her doctor want her to take Riperdal 0.5mg daily, and say she will be on it for the rest of her life. I looked up this drug which is an anti psychotic, and all the information says that it should not be prescribed
    ...
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. FTLD New to this.

    Hi
    My wife recently as been diagnosed with FTLD and wonder if there is anybody out there going through the same thing.I know this disease is rare but if i don't ask, i will never know.
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. aggressive dementia

    Hi new to this but need some help !! can anyone suggest help ideas for my mum who is my dads main carer he is become violent now and social services have refused any help thedoctors want to put him in a mental institute - i feel this is her very last resort and we do not want to do this any input would be gladly received thank u kerry
    Categories
    Uncategorized