Mixed Dementia

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by aeb11, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. aeb11

    aeb11 New member

    Dec 1, 2017
    2
    Hello Im new here and would like some advice please.
    My father is 86 he as Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia (mixed)
    He as had this for around 5 years , he had a mini stoke in 2018 and after
    his anger and mood swings got worse , we managed this and he is taking
    more tablets . He had another mini stoke in July then 10 days later another .
    He seems to have gone a little quite this time and not so angry , He isn't eating
    much dinners at all but likes sweet things , the doctor said this is normal . The MRI
    showed Left sided acute cortical infracts , and a Carotid Doppler showed a Right
    CCA fibrous plaque . He as been given 75mg of Aspirin to have each day .
    My concern is I'm afraid to travel far incase of another stroke , am I right to think this
    from the MRI results ? Im so scared I just don't know what to do for the best , my father
    is never left on his own no more , but the stress is making all the family so ill
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,167
    Merseyside
    Welcome to DTP @aeb11
    Unfortunately nobody know how fast or slow things will happen. I think you just have to do what feels best for you.
    I wish you strength to get through this.
     
  3. Mouse2014

    Mouse2014 Registered User

    Mar 9, 2014
    23
    I’m really sorry you and your Dad are going through this.My Mum also has a mixed dementia (Alz/Vascular Dementia) was diagnosed with this in 2008 at 81 .
    She too has had TIA’s regularly and a larger stroke in 2016 which left her unable to speak.
    She is now very frail and struggling,
    It’s been a long time and as mentioned, no-one can predict what’s going to happen, we’ve been in the position many times with holidays but you sadly can’t plan for the what if’s.
    I just hope you and your Dad can have lovely quality time while you can but you also need to be kind to yourself too. Lots of love x
     

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