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    toilet troubles getting the better of me

    My mother has the same problem. Luckily doesnt take bits or anything. She gets up too quickly and her clothes get dirty too. Always agitated when going to the toilet and for bathing. She has been holding herself for too long. She hasnt passed motion properly for 3-4 days. As a results her eating...
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    What awaits me

    @Rach1985 When I look at my mother now I wish I could go back to her earlier stage. I would have certainly tried doing few things especially alternative rejuvenating therapies that could have helped her and us release the stress that this disease has caused. The whole family tried to do it in...
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    What awaits me

    Thanks @karaokePete for those very useful link. I guess it helps me and my family to at least mentally prepare for the road ahead.
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    What awaits me

    My mother (54) who is suffering from dementia has been on rapid decline. I am 30 and have been trying to accept, adjust and manage this situation and this feeling of loss. My life decisions now revolves around her. I feel directionless most of the time. I am only beginning to accept this...
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    How long can one go without passing urine?

    Thanks all. She finally went after my father ''tricked'' her to go in. But the frequency is still concerning me, we will see how it goes in the coming days. I feel she is more prone to get UTI although we make sure that she takes enough fluid. She is on antibiotics right now as she had fallen...
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    How long can one go without passing urine?

    I am sorry if this has been posted before. My mother has lately started to resist going to the toilet and gets very agitated. So we decided that we will observe her and once in a while ask her if she wants to go to the toilet or walk her close to the toilet and see if she wants to use it. So...
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    Fall and open wound

    Thank you. That is a very reasuring post to read. I was feeling very nervous since morning as I had not seen anyone injured this way before. Last 4-5 days she was in a much happier state of mind, which is kind of gone right now. She is constantly walking around in the house. Didn't take her...
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    Fall and open wound

    Dear all Thanks you for your replies and concern. We got her to the near by clinic. We had to walk because she wouldn't get into the car. The doctor briefly examined her wound and according to him it can heal using a cream and without stiches. Actually the bleeding had stopped after few...
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    Fall and open wound

    My mum fell flat on her face for the first time this morning. It led to a cut on her eyebrow with a lot of blood loss. When we saw her she looked like she was unconscious but breathing like she was in deep sleep. She doesn't have any history of sleep walking and most likely she fainted while...
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    Self talking

    My mother who is suspected to have lewy-body dementia with early stage parkinson's has recently started to think out loud usually about something negative. She also seems to hallucinate and talks while staring at the spoon. She gets surprised when we respond. It starts from the time she wakes up...
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    Q&A: Medication - Thurs 22nd November, 3-4pm

    Thank you Simon for that valuable insight. I had a quick look at the MRI again, the only other small change they mentioned was 'mild prominence of ventricular system, sulcal spaces and cisterns is seen'. In addition she had performed poorly on cognitive assessment tests.
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    Q&A: Medication - Thurs 22nd November, 3-4pm

    My mother (55) has early onset dementia. Unfortunately we live in a country which does not have a good memory clinic so we had to go abroad to get her diagnosis about two years ago. However, the doctor only diagnosed her with dementia and prescribed her Aricept (5mg) without specifying which...
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    Sleeping problems and hallucination-help

    She hasn't been checked for any infection. We will get it tested this week. The main issue she has right now is with the hallucination especially at night making it difficult for her to go to sleep.
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    Sleeping problems and hallucination-help

    My mother (age 55) who is diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia has been showing signs of serious decline since last week. She has started talking to herself and people who are not even there - continuously. This is somewhat manageable during the day but she has started talking at night as well...
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    Mom diagnosed with dementia prescribed aricept

    Thank you LynneMcV for your reply. I hope your husband is doing fine. My mum had neuropsychological test as well including clock drawing, i already knew she would perform poorly based on the fact that she could not sometime tell what time it was. Her MRI showed mild prominence of sulcal...
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    Mom diagnosed with dementia prescribed aricept

    Thank you all for your comments and wishes. I am certainly not going to deny my mum anything that would improve her quality of life. May be its because of the fact that she is relatively young that I want to be extra cautious with the medication she gets. I am also staying abroad...
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    Mom diagnosed with dementia prescribed aricept

    Hello everybody, So today was the day when one of my worst fears came true:( My mom (age 51) was diagnosed with dementia. She has very bad short term memory to a point that she cannot do a lot of things on her own without instructions and supervision. She also has anxiety and withdrawal...