new to the board...
I finally broke down and searched for an Alzheimers Forum. My Mom has been suffering from dementia for about nine years now. She's never been to a neurologist, only a G.P. She's been taking Aricept and Namenda for many years now. I had never seen the the seven stages of the disease. She exhibits symptons of stage six.
She hasn't been very problematic over these years for which I am very thankful. If the situation were the reverse, I would not have been able to work till I could retire from my company with full benefits. (I just recently retired).
The thing she is doing now is talking to herself or an imaginary friend. This is what I don't know what to do about. It happens at night and I think it is referred to as sundowning. It's not bad right now just somewhat annoying. Does anyone else have any experience with this type behavior?