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Enlightenment

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!
 

sistermillicent

Registered User
Jan 30, 2009
2,949
so glad that my national insurance, or some sort of thing that I pay, is going towards you getting this useful information, Rosie.
 

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.
 

jaymor

Volunteer Moderator
Jul 14, 2006
12,914
England
At least he had more idea than most of the professionals we come up against.
 
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malc

Registered User
Aug 15, 2012
353
north east lincolnshire
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.
 

Chuggalug

Registered User
Mar 24, 2014
8,007
Norfolk
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.
Wowzie! Somebody was getting their definitions crossed, methinks! Morning, Malc.
 

WIFE

Registered User
May 23, 2014
856
WEST SUSSEX
Morning Rosie - did the good Doctor then go on to elaborate as to what other problems might be encountered during the Alzheimer's journey?
 

Rosie2

Registered User
May 17, 2008
47
Morning Rosie - did the good Doctor then go on to elaborate as to what other problems might be encountered during the Alzheimer's journey?
Morning WIFE.
Yes he certainly did. Very nice man but..... I did say to him "Yes I know," but it fell on deaf ears.
 

Lilac Blossom

Registered User
Oct 6, 2014
558
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"
 

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....
 

WIFE

Registered User
May 23, 2014
856
WEST SUSSEX
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.