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    Who even needs sleep!?

    Just to give you all an update on where we are. On Thursday I went to see the gp. I couldnt hold it together & was a blubbering mess! He contacted the psychiatrist & we got an emergency appt the same day. When we got there it was the same women we have seen before who was never any help! Anyway...
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    Who even needs sleep!?

    Thank you all for your replies & all the advice! I wanted to reply to each of you individually and I will but after the night we have had (it isnt over yet) I am just broken & exhausted along with my mum! Tonight has been the worst & my mum & I cant bear to go through another night like this! My...
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    Who even needs sleep!?

    Oh what a time we are having! My dad has alzheimers & at the moment is just being absolutely horrendous! My mum is his main carer & she is with him 24/7. I still live at home to try to help. He wont stay with anyone else apart from my mum & goes in a complete mood if she does go anywhere e.g dr...
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    Weird but not complaining

    Thank you! You very rarely get any positive things happen with the horrible disease!
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    Weird but not complaining

    Yes its very strange! People would still know he has alzheimers but he just seems so much more aware of whats going on. Although I pray he has no more seizures Im glad we have got to see a vit of the old him again!
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    Weird but not complaining

    Well this week started a bit scary but has ended quite nice! My dad has alzheimers and has just gone down hill so much to the point where we were all unable to understand what he was saying and were struggling to keep him at home. I used to hear people say that you would sometimes see the old...
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    Memory test results & changing meds

    Peirre thank you for telling me about your dad & what his results have been. We had no idea of what the numbers meant & roughly of what stage he was at. I cant believe how quick the decline happens! I think we must have been quite lucky for it to have been slowed by the tablets for the last few...
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    Memory test results & changing meds

    Thank you for the info! LadyA Im sorry to hear about your husband. Yes that is the patches my dad has been put on & he is to go back in 2 months to see how he gets on with these. We are still at the stage the dr is trying to slow it down so fingers crossed this will work!
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    Temper tantrums!

    Can I just say thank you to everyone who has responded! Since his outburst that weekend he has been better although we have had a few moods but nothing like that weekend! I know I sounded very angry & heartless & to be honest I was because it was my birthday weekend & I was supposed to have...
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    Memory test results & changing meds

    Can anyone give me some info on the memory test? My dad has had alzheimers for the last few years & he goes to see a dementia dr every 6 months or so. He has been on the same tablet since diagnosis & his results have been stable sitting about 25/24. We were advised that the tablets usually stop...
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    Temper tantrums!

    He is home now. He came back at 10.45pm. We dont know where he has been & he isn't talking to any of us. This will now continue for days! He is not that bad that he doesn't know where he is & wouldnt know how to get home or anything! He is nit that bad that we can put him into respite as he...
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    Temper tantrums!

    Thank you for your replies! Yes you are right & I can't even imagine what it must be like for him! I just hate that we all walk around on eggshells not to upset him & no matter what we do/dont do something just sets him off. This happens daily (not the storming out) the tantrums. I sometimes...
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    Temper tantrums!

    I need to rant today! I live at home with my mum and my dad. My dad has alzheimers & has turned into a moody little brat who as soon as he doesn't get his own way has a tantrum. Today's melt down is due to my mum not liking a pair of shoes that he suggested to her. Instead of the usual shouting...
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    Need advice!

    Thanks for getting back to me! Luckily at the moment he hasn't touched us but we are frightened to upset him! Have spoken to the GP but as soon as he speaks to the GP he is good as gold!I have 2 sisters that don't live here & when they come home he is on his best behaviour then when they leave...
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    Need advice!

    Hi I'm quite new to this page & have looked a few times but things are now at crisis point & I need advice. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's the beginning of last year at the age of 66. Just before diagnosis he was very irate all the time, very nasty & very aggressive (mentally not...