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    Prognosis for vascular dementia?

    re your mother in NH Hi Kaila, don't know if I spelled that right? So sorry haven't replied until now - just saw your message and am amazed at how similar your mother seems to be to mine, although of course mine as you know is not with us "physically". I like to think there is some kind of...
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    Prognosis for vascular dementia?

    re. bereavement tp Thanks Helen, it was very kind of you to say these comforting words - it just happens now and then , the emotional build-up , you know .........being a mother myself i can't be like that all the time , of course. It does get softer, the blow, and as time passes you just...
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    Lionel is now 65

    lionel's birthday Dear Connie, how nice to read your latest update....... I think you seem to be a really lovely person, and it's just wonderful how much love you give to your lionel and others on this website too - no mean feat!! I wish you all the lovely things in life and that you...
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    Prognosis for vascular dementia?

    i understand how you feel Dear Kayla, I remember you from before and I think we contacted each other once........ I also remember how much your mother seemed like mine. My lovely mother died in May of this year ..........it was strange, she got some kind of stomach flu virus and...
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    Memory

    average intelligence quotient Dear Allan, you have to remember that people such as Iris Murdoch the successful author, have been plagued with this unkind disease. Have you seen the film Iris? I recommend you do...........I think it's very sensitively done. My mother thinks she is...
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    morphine patches

    how is she now? Dear Leah, hi and thanks for your interest in my mother's health. Well, to tell you the truth I have been keeping it cool and not trying to bother my family too much (as they are in the thick of it)........ I DID phone the nursing home once just after my brother had got in...
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    Moving dad to a new home

    hazel Dear Hazel, just to say I liked the way you compared your goodbye to your dad to the way you used to do it with your kids when you left them in care......I used to do that too....... It's hard isn't it, but sometimes we have to tell little white lies to make it easier for our...
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    morphine patches

    hello all....... I've just heard that my mother has been put on morphine patches to ease the pain they think she's suffering from....she has bursitis on her bottom and I noticed her flinching a lot when the nurses moved her to her wheelchair to go to the bathroom or whatever.... she's 91 and...
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    Memory

    your letter to jeanette Hi Neil, I just wanted to say to you that I could tell you how it "feels" to have this memory problem - but from my mother's point of view - as we , her children(??!!)all grown up`I should hope, were very much with her , all in our own special ways, which gave her...
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    What is vascular dementia really like?

    your dad Hello Rowan, very interesting article written by you... I was very interested in your idea of writing a book for children touching this subject. I really hope you are lucky with it and it helps children understand that people with this illness are in fact, rather like children, and...
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    What can I expect next?

    alan HELLO ALAN, YOU ARE A WONDERFUL LOVING, CARING SON, AND AS THE SAYING SAYS, "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND". SO IF ONE DAY YOU'RE IN NEED OF "TLC" , I'M SURE YOU'LL GET IT.... I KNOW HOW COMPLICATED ALL THIS SEEMS AT THE BEGINNING, GUESS A LOT OF US HERE HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU'RE AT...
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    Eating

    your reply- LEAHA Dear Leaha, thank you very much for the HUG , yes I guess maybe I do need one. I've noticed that I'm becoming very vulnerable lately as regards even going out of the house, and things like that - I've lost some of my energy somewhere along the road. But having just had...
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    Dementia/Laughter(Humour) Therapy?

    Laughter therapy I really was interested in your idea of laughter being therapeutic for vascular dementia `patients........I know for a fact that my mother direly needs laughter in her life,,,,,,,,,,,, she lived off that!! and she gave as good or more back!! My mother is so intelligent but...
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    Eating

    Hello Norman.. Dear Norman, sorry to hear about your Peg and her throat infection.......... right now my teenage daughter has a streptoccal throat , the worst part was when she nearly collapsed after the booster (1000mg) injection........ she's a teenager and we have to fuss over her...
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    What is vascular dementia really like?

    diabetes, high blood pressure and dizziness Hello, I haven't written here for ages, I find it more intersting just reading what every1 has to say right now. My mother is newly 91 (this month) and I haven't been able to see her for a whole year! which is horrible, but I am kept in touch...
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    Frustration with short term memory loss

    put on drugs for ad Hi there Midge, I am just your ordinary "have no idea" person (joking!) but I don't understand how doctors can just say "you have ad" firstly, there are all kinds of dementia , as you can well see in this wonderful website - my mothers is vascular dementia, but she has...
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    rehab. post op.

    Hi all, well I've been in and out of here, browsing and reading things that caught my attention... My mother is still in hospital, after her successful hip operation, well I mean she got through it ok, but unfortunately is not responding to the rehab. very well - can't go into details, as...
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    Emergency Situations

    Dear fairy...? (sorry forgotten the nick...!), I was sorry to hear about your dad's problem with the chest infection, but it was interesting to know that he improved in his self as far as wanting to communicate was an improvement and the flash cards is a good idea, isn't it? He's awfully...
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    Emergency Situations

    Dear Jude and others, we have just found ourselves (my brother and sisters) in an emergency situation - well , I don't live in uk so they phoned me to tell me that my mother had been taken from the geriatric hospital where she was to stay for some 5 weeks whilst having medicine...
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    Creating an artwork

    Natashartist - hi! I just read your story about your grandmother then your mother who it would seem also suffers from Alz. What I would like to say to you is: perhaps you shouldn't say so glibly that your mum (50) has the same thing - you do not know that until all the tests have been...