1. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    I feel compelled to share with you a statement made to me by a dementia doctor this week.
    He said,
    "Alzheimers is not just memory problems".

    NO! REALLY.

    Stay calm girl. Paste on the smile. Be polite. Grrrrrrr!
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Damn. And there I thought that was all I had to deal with!
     
  3. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Welcome to talking point Rosie, oh how l wish Alzheimers was ONLY memory problems
     
  4. sistermillicent

    sistermillicent Registered User

    Jan 30, 2009
    2,951
    so glad that my national insurance, or some sort of thing that I pay, is going towards you getting this useful information, Rosie.
     
  5. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    Probably why they are so dismissive of our opinions. We are just the lowly carers. What do we know about dementia.
     
  6. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Don't WE already know this???

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     
  7. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
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    At least he had more idea than most of the professionals we come up against.
     
  8. malc

    malc Registered User

    and christmas day is on the 25th again this year,i'm glad that i don't go doctors very often and sort myself out,that's nearly as bad as when i went doctors saying my sleep apnea is still as bad as it was pre op,to be told isn't 8 hours sleep enough for you,god help us.
     
  9. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Wowzie! Somebody was getting their definitions crossed, methinks! Morning, Malc.
     
  10. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    That statement is about as useful as being told by Pete's CPN that I could take a paracetamol for my stress headaches. That was also a 'No! Really! moment:eek::rolleyes:
     
  11. WIFE

    WIFE Registered User

    May 23, 2014
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    Morning Rosie - did the good Doctor then go on to elaborate as to what other problems might be encountered during the Alzheimer's journey?
     
  12. Rosie2

    Rosie2 Registered User

    May 17, 2008
    47
    Morning WIFE.
    Yes he certainly did. Very nice man but..... I did say to him "Yes I know," but it fell on deaf ears.
     
  13. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    520
    Scotland
    Enlightenment indeed. Don't you really appreciate the pearls of wisdom resulting from their many years of specialised training.

    Doctor said to me "there is no cure for dementia"
     
  14. jasmineflower

    jasmineflower Registered User

    Aug 27, 2012
    335
    My son is at medical school and I am so glad that he has witnessed first hand the problems of caring for someone with AD and the tolls it takes on family of the carers. I'm hoping he will be a better doctor for it and not come out with facile comments like that....
     
  15. Silver Lining

    Silver Lining Registered User

    Nov 20, 2013
    224
    I can't bear the statement " a little bit of Alzheimers" which bit do they mean?:mad: SL
     
  16. WIFE

    WIFE Registered User

    May 23, 2014
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    I have a friend - a retired colo-rectal Surgeon - told me the other day he had never heard of Lewy body dementia! - "What is it?" I explained as succinctly as possible.
     
  17. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Apparently he'd only been concerned with the body, not the brain. Hope he has some understanding now.

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     

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