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over 3 years ago, said...

Some time back I saw a video, I believe it was on this site about what Alzheimer does to the good cells in the brain. Do you know what I'm talking about. It was so simple, and I sent it to my adult children, but didn't save it. Could you e-mail me if you know what I'm talking about.


over 3 years ago, said...

Thank you for all the help and support during my care giving time for my husband John. Unfortunely, he passed away last Sunday and now I have to learn how to go on without him.


about 4 years ago, said...

Just want to remind everyone that at the holidays, Alzheimer's caregivers need an extra special boost. My family caregiving memoir offers an understanding, helping hand to caregivers. Check it out on my website: www.susanrava.com and try it as a gift: SWIMMING SOLO: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR OF HER PARENTS, HIS PARENTS, AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. One reader called it a lifeline.


over 4 years ago, said...

Thanks for this great website. I was my Mothers caregiver for 18 months. She was 88 with alzheimers. She fell in December & broke her hip. I brought her home from rehab early in January after she got pneumonia. The Drs. told me she was near the end. I had hospice come in then & she passed away here at the end of January. I am so thankful I was able to care for her here till the end except for about three weeks in hospital at the end. I also lost a brother in November unexpectedly. I didnt tell my Mom & I am glad we didn't since she was agitated a lot at that time. It has been a rough few months but am trying to get back on track . Knowing Mom went peacefully here & she was ready & I know she the best care & love here instead of in a home makes it easier. God Bless all caregivers. Its not an easy job but in the end the rewards are so fulfilling. Carol


over 4 years ago, said...

does anyone have experience on tube feeding for advanced final stage when the patient can no longer effectively chew or swallow??


over 4 years ago, said...

I'm the caregiver--and also the patient! I'd like to get some support from others with mid-mild vascular dementia. Is there a group for patients?


over 5 years ago, said...

Fixation on an idea or determination...right now, my husband is fixated on taking a trip to see his kids--thats 1400 miles away--but I don't let him drive anymore--but he is "determined to make the trip "since I don't want to go--I can't." I keep the keys out of his sight--am afraid to hide them because that would trigger a rage from him which could become physical...


over 5 years ago, said...

Hi cmtanet, Thank you very much for your comment. Here is an article all about difficulty swallowing: ( http://www.caring.com/symptoms/alzheimers/difficulty-swallowing ). I hope that helps. Take care -- Emily | Community Manager


over 5 years ago, said...

What about difficulty swallowing? Or choking?