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Has anyone seen a neuropsychologist?

  • By charlottesweb · Posted March 25, 2014
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  • I am the person who may be heading to Dementia land. I had several short tests with a psychologist that my current neurologist went over with me. He said I had no choices, but to use this as a baseline ...

What test(s) diagnosed Alzheimers

  • By charlottesweb · New reply March 23, 2014
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  • I am going through testing to see if my memory/cognitive issues are Dementia or Alzheimers. I started by having my psychologist do 3 memory/cognition tests. I've seen a neurologist who had copies of my ...

Oxygen shortage could cause confuson

  • By Prettyflower · New reply February 27, 2014
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  • Oxygen shortage could be cause of confusion and lung problems Wht do you think? possible not alz I wonder ...

So my journey to possible Dementia has just started

  • By charlottesweb · New reply February 22, 2014
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  • I was hoping for a better answer, but the Neurologist said at this point he has to treat my first memory testing as a base line. I will be going in every 6 months to compare my progression against the ...

Any person who may have Dementia or Alzhiemers

  • By charlottesweb · New reply February 18, 2014
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  • I am starting this discussion to find out if there are any other people in their 50s that have been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimers. I have seen most people in this group are ages from 70 to 80 ...

Home Health Aide Support Group

  • By tendercarer · New reply January 22, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, I have been having a very hard time finding a good Home Health Aide support group online. If anyone is interested in sharing there experiences with their patients, questions and concerns ...

Dementia or Delirium: Which One is It?

  • By 1Buckeye · New reply January 12, 2014
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  • Delirium is defined as the change of a person’s mental status from what it was before. It is temporary, meaning that there is an end to it, not like a dementia which has no end to it (except death). Delirium ...

How do you tell your parent they have dementia?

  • By ShannonCoulom · New reply January 10, 2014
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  • My great aunt passed from Alz' and my grandmother currently has it. My mother has been diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59. She's aware enough that she will understand but how do I tell her?? I am ...

Does your alzheimer's patient know he or she has it?

  • By ccbld · New reply December 31, 2013
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  • My husband who is 65 had has been treated for AD for 4 years now, has moments when he realizes he cannot think and function the way he is suppose to. It is extremely depressing and frustrating for him ...

Still not convinced it's Alzheimer"s

  • By LEH · New reply December 29, 2013
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  • I could use a little help in suggestions or advice pertaining to my wife who has been diagnosed with dementia that leads to Alzheimer’s. I am having a hard time convincing myself she is actually moving ...

concerned and stressed

  • By Bonita6 · New reply December 20, 2013
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  • Well went to a new Dr. with Mom today, a heart dr. She has been having a spiking blood pressure for a while now along with other symptoms of heart problems. My problem starts with mom getting very anxious ...

alzheimers and high blood pressure

  • By Bonita6 · New reply December 4, 2013
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  • Good morning to everyone. I am still dealing with mom and high bp. We have been to the emergency room three times in the last three weeks due to it spiking over 200. We have been to the drs and her meds ...

Another diagnosis decision

  • By Bonita6 · New reply November 21, 2013
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  • So here we are again, my mom and I trying to decide on a diagnosis option. My mom has been battling with high blood pressure the last week and a half. We ended up at the er last thurs afternoon because ...

Information overload

  • By Bonita6 · New reply September 24, 2013
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  • I attended a discussion last nite at a local library on ad and different dementias. It was very good and the speaker was a neruo phycologist, he explained things very well and offered info I hadn't heard ...


  • By 1Buckeye · New reply August 30, 2013
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  • Is it possible that the Amyloids in rubber is causing Alzheimers? If one is so inclined, and has the time to read at length, there are MANY articles that have raised a lot questions in my mind. Latex ...

AD or Deep Depression ?

  • By MrSandman996 · New reply June 21, 2013
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  • why am I always told its probably not AD... But history of parents, plus 3 deceased uncles , why should I have to wait so long to find someone who will test me ...


  • By Heather908 · New reply May 21, 2013
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  • It was confirmed today that my grandfather has Alzheimer's disease. My family kinda always knew he did but now that it's confirmed I don't know why I'm so scared and freaked out. I don't know how to deal ...

First steps

  • By gpjl · New reply March 10, 2013
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  • My father is currently in a nursing home. He is physically able to walk short distances by himself, but is not able to shower or dress himself. He cannot manage stairs either. I suspect that he has Alzheimer's ...


  • By bterry · New reply February 24, 2013
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  • Hi everyone. This is so strange talking to people about Dementia but I know I need to do this. Yesterday I went with my Mom to doctor and he said she had vascular dementia. She has been on two medications ...


  • By shawneemissy · New reply January 26, 2013
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  • My mother has we suspect the beginning stages of alzheimers and are trying to get her to go to a dr but she refuses. I think that she is afraid of what the dr will say. How can I help her. I have recently ...

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