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risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · Posted April 23, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Dad is home so yesterday we all met up for breakfast. Dad wanted a picture of all of us together his kids and mom. We don't have one of all of us. Last time we took one with just the sisters and brother ...

First talk

almun
  • By almun · Posted April 22, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • This is my first post. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining but sometimes I don't know how I can keep dealing with my husband. I'm not sure if he has dementia or Alzheimer's. He forgets things all ...

Something I hadn't been warned about

Grumpydawg
  • By Grumpydawg · Posted April 21, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • This past week , Linda suffered a seizure , early in the morning and had to be transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Just by coincidence, my oldest son, happened to be sleeping over in our home ...

Cry fest

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I've been crying so much these past two days. I have hope, and then I don't. I see my dad, and it's like he's dying so fast and I can't do anything to save him. I had to go back to see what I last wrote ...

early onset alzheimer's

badsign
  • By badsign · Posted April 19, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • My wife diagnosed at 55. She spent 16yrs as Secretary of a high school. She is 19 mos into her forced retirement.I'm still working and I'm hoping she can last at least till I retire in 5 yrs., what I ...

tired and weary

vicci70
  • By vicci70 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • My name is Vicci and I'm 43 yrs old. I currently take care of my 80 yr old Mother in law in my home. She has late stage dementia, bipolar and schizophrenia. So it get gets kinda crazy some times. She ...

She was right

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 13, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Jem left a note on my last entry stating my dad's arm looked to be MRSA. After reading it, I went to visit him and sure enough the nurse said she can tell it is just by looking at him. They are going ...

Where things currently stand

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 10, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • After my last entry I posted here, I spoke to the hospital and let them know I had plans to file an IPRO against them, and that I had already been in contact with the people at IPRO. What they didn't ...

Twitter Chat -- Coordination of Care

AFATeam
  • By AFATeam · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi all, This afternoon at 1 p.m. EDT @alzfdn will be hosting its monthly #AFAExpertChat, featuring Soo Borson, M.D. The topic is coordination of care in people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses ...

I FILED

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I spoke to the ALZ association again and was told to contact someone over at Ipro. For those who don't know, IPro helps you to fight for your rights if you don't agree with what a hospital is stating ...

Another emotional day

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Today I found myself crying uncontrollably at work. Why, you might wonder? Well I'll tell you. The hospital that first said my dad was a "great candidate" to go to a psych unit has now turned their back ...

Putting my issues on the back burner....

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Had to take mom to hospital yesterday. Found she has a fractured bone in her spine and diverticulitis acting up again. They plan to let her go home tomorrow. I haven't seen my mom for awhile but, she ...

Time to give the rehab home a wake up visit

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · Posted April 7, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • One bitch on wheels heading over ME>>> I am getting ready here to go give hell to the home my Dad is at. I want to know how the test came out #1 Doctor is 1st on my list .. then Social worker. Then my ...

Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (CAAS)

Dog23
  • By Dog23 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Literary Archives (Life's History) being loaded onto a UPS truck for shipment to Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, Missouri - Robert Sward Papers, Contemporary Authors, 1957 ...

Rehab still

risweetie64
  • By risweetie64 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Dad is still in Rehab. They did a test on his heart to see if it is pumping more then 30%. That was on Friday and we should know on Monday. So hard going into see him because he give you the puppy eyes ...

Urgent...need help, don't know where to go from here

babypluto07
  • By babypluto07 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • So things went from bad, to even worse. My dad continue to decline in the hospital, hitting/kicking/spitting at the nurses on a daily basis, which resulted in him being injected with medication to calm ...

Stuck playing the waiting game.

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · Posted April 2, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Went for second opinion today only to find out I need to wait!! My first neurologist went over all my tests and said at this point he will use my current results as a starting place and to come back every ...

The Long Good-by is over

AnnieKing
  • By AnnieKing · Posted March 31, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Saturday evening my hubby died. I've been saying good-by for over a year. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about ten years ago. Not quite two years ago I had to put him in day care while I worked. Last ...

reading many of your stories I am convinced

Grumpydawg
  • By Grumpydawg · Posted March 30, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • That as difficult as I have it some days while caregiving for my wife , many of you are caring for a male (husband, father or someone else) and I am thinking that it must be harder to be a caregiver for ...

Mom and Sammy

Dflutie722
  • By Dflutie722 · Posted March 29, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • This is my Mom, she was diagnosed 9 years ago. She is still home, happy, and physically healthy. This is also my rescue of 5 years, Sammy. He is a crazy little whirlwind of a dog, but he takes the time ...

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