There are changes, physically as well, of course

Discussion in 'Younger people with dementia and their carers' started by Brucie, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    I'm still keeping my diary of visits to see Jan.

    Yesterday's reads:
    The older residents don't seem to have the same thing happen - or perhaps, since I never knew them before, I just accept them as they are.

    It is a continual challenge to me to be able to accept Jan as she now is. :(

    Gone are the days when she could crawl around her specially padded room. She can no longer do that, and we get more out of visits when she is in her chair. At least I get more out of the visits and it is less distressing for me, regularly to see her this way.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,661
    Kent
    Thank you Bruce. Food for thought. :(

    Love xx
     
  3. wimbledon7

    wimbledon7 Registered User

    May 27, 2007
    29
    england
    physical changes/saptial awareness

    hi, my wife of 51 years was diagnosed in Feb this year. she seems to see the ground moving and always dizzy. could this be Parkinsons as her memory is very good and alks well with slight lisp. she often cannot walk properly especially at night and sleeps at 45 degree angle and sits on the edge of chairs...the result of strong dosage of Exelon tablets or...something else?? - anyone have any ideas? - thanks
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,661
    Kent
    I wish I did have, I would love to be able to offer an explanation.Your wife is so young.
    But really your doctor is the best one to ask and if you`re at all concerned s/he might be able to help.
    If you do manage to find out, perhaps you`ll post and let us know.
     
  5. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Thank you Bruce.

    Your posts always help me, primarily because you have been travelling so much longer, along similar paths. I hope that I will always have your compassion and fortitude.

    Posted by wimbledon
    Your wife symptons sound similar to some Lionel has had over the past 6 years.
    His memory was not the first to go, although he felt it was always his biggest problem. He could always see the ground moving, and had so much trouble with spatial awareness.

    Having nursed my mother with Parkinsons I could relate some of his symptons to that, although his diagnosis has always been Alzheimers, and nowdays does have mini strokes.

    He was prescribed Exelon at the very begining, ad is still on that medication today, despite being virtually bedridden.

    As I said above, reading other posts does help. Similar journeys, similar destinations, different timetables.
     
  6. Cymbaline

    Cymbaline Registered User

    Aug 23, 2007
    36
    It's only last week that the thought crossed my mind that my mother has changed physically. She's 61 but seems to have aged a lot in recent times and now looks closer to 71. There's something different about her eyes and mouth. I can't explain it too well but they look different. Perhaps it's just the permanent facial expression she's got nowadays. The light has truly died in her eyes.
     
  7. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    Mum Has changed. She actually looks like one of the oldest in the home but she is actually one of the youngest. Physicaly she is frail,bent over slightly. Her face has changed shape (but then she now refuses to wear her teeth) and mostly there is no light in her eyes.
     
  8. bel

    bel Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    757
    coventry
    social worker noticed a change in bobs apperance

    2-3 weeks ago when i was desperate asking for help social worker came
    she had not seen bob for a long time
    first thing she said was he looks diffrent not how i remember him
    i thought it was my imagination cos i look at him and its bob but not bob
    i cant explain
    love bel x
     
  9. bel

    bel Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    757
    coventry
    thanks for re starting thread

    i keep trying to deal and then blank changes with bob
    a customer who has been ill himself for 2 years
    came in today
    lovelly guy
    he said i cant beleive the change in looks -re bob
    i kept up the laughy bravado aspect
    but to me there are too many people seeing a physical difrence in looks it cant just be me
    but i still dought my self
    cos i dont wantt it to be true
    love bel x
     
  10. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    I keep seeing Parkinsons mentioned

    Changes in facial expressions, yes, other people notice that. I still see my Ron. But the Parkinson's Explain please, because Ron has Parkinson's
    Barb XX
     

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