husband with pseudo dementia

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by pseudo dementia, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. pseudo dementia

    pseudo dementia Registered User

    Jul 11, 2015
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    I have never met anyone else with pseudo dementia. I have been caring for my husband for 6 years 24/7. Is there anyone out there familiar with this type of dementia? I would really like to hear anyone's thoughts or knowledge on the subject. Thank you
     
  2. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
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    #2 Essie, Jul 11, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2015
    Hi there and welcome to TP - no personal experience of Pseudodementia but there was a thread about it on TP just a couple of months ago. This is the link -

    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?82949-Pseudodementia

    Hope that may be of some small help.

    Edited to add - Caring 24/7 can be very hard but there are options for support - speak to your GP and your local Social Services and ask what is available in your area. Does your husband have a CPN or SW? They should also be able to help you access support groups for dementia and/or depression and services that can offer a sitting service/befriending service to enable you to have a break and some time to yourself.
     
  3. Caroleca

    Caroleca Registered User

    Jan 11, 2014
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    Ontario canada
    I see you have no replies so far...so thought I might ask what you believe it to be. I am sure there r many people on here who may be familiar with pseudo dementia but not sure how to respond. Whatever the case, unless it can be controlled, it is like living with dementia whether pseudo or not. I hope u get some responses soon.
    Carole
     
  4. tryingmybest

    tryingmybest Registered User

    May 22, 2015
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    Female
    Hi and welcome to TP. I'm afraid I have not heard of this before but hopefully others will have and be a help to you. You will find lots of help on TP on all sorts of topics and lots of support. I'm relatively new on here now caring 24/7 for my elderly mum who has recently moved in with me. I hope someone can help. Xx
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

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  6. Bod

    Bod Registered User

    Aug 30, 2013
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    2nd Opinion needed

    Strikes me, a 2nd opinion is needed, medication may need changing.
    Push hard, don't take no for an answer.

    Bod
     
  7. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    South coast

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