Alzheimer's,dementia, need info.

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Rose19, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Rose19

    Rose19 Registered User

    Aug 26, 2007
    1
    Ark.
    I came across this web-site strictly by accident. I am so desperate totalk to someone that can give me insight into this condition. My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's but he has had mini-strokes & dementia for a good while now,. I saw a post from someone on this web-site that sounded just like his condition but lost this info. before I could figure out how to contact her. I am new with computers. Thanks,
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi rose19

    Welcome to Talking Point.

    I moved your post here so you might receive more replies.

    Take a look at the Fact Sheets

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about_dementia/What_is_dementia/info_alz.htm

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about_dementia/What_is_dementia/info_vascular.htm

    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about_dementia/How_dementia_progresses/info_progression.htm

    and other Fact sheets at http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about_dementia/factsheets.htm

    Perhaps if you describe your situation, we can understand it better.

    best wishes
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Hi Rose and welcome to Talking Point.

    It is not at all uncommon for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease to also have mini-strokes. In fact, as you're probably aware, there is no certain way to diagnose AD so often you will find that the diagnosis changes as things happen, so that many people end up with a diagnosis of mixed dementia (that is, AD and vascular dementia).

    You might like to look at some of the fact sheets that the society has ( if you go to the top left of the screen you'll find an i Facsheets.

    I see you're in Arkansas: personally I am also in the US (PA) although until her recent death my mother was in the U.K. (which is where I'm from).

    Well done on finding us by the way, if you're new to computers.

    best wishes

    Jennifer
     
  4. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Hi Rose,stick with these lot,they are superb at giving advice on alzheimers/dementia.its my outlet and they are wonderful.love elainex
     
  5. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    Rose, if you read this and are wondering how to reply, click on the blue Post reply button and type into the big box that comes up.

    I am sorry if that sounds patronising, but the first time I posted, I didn't know how to reply and got my neighbour round to show me.:rolleyes:

    Kathleen
    xx
     
  6. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Hi Rose,
    Welcome to TP, sorry to hear about your husband. You will get advise and support here, and, in time you'll master the computer to suit your needs.( It took me sometime) What ever your concerns, including using this forum someone will be only to happy to help you. Good Luck. Taffy.
     
  7. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia


    Dear Rose,
    Welcome to Talking Point. For many of us, this is a life saver! Just being able to "talk" to others who know what you are going through is a great help. Also everyone on this site is very caring and supportive (we seem to drive away the ones who are not ;) - although not intentionally!!).

    Some computer help:
    Like Kathleen I don't want to be patronising so if you know this stuff already, just ignore it! :)

    The REPLY button is at the bottom of the screen - scroll down to the end and look on the left hand side. Then just do what Kathleen says.

    To find that thread that sounded like your hubby:
    Go to the top of the page. Find the first dark red (maroon?) horizontal strip - this is a 'menu'. Click on the word 'Search' and when a box comes up, type in mini strokes or TIA (the medical term for mini strokes) and you will get HEAPS of answers! You might find the thread you were looking for that way.

    Wishing you the best of luck, both in caring for your hubby and in using the computer!
     

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