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Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-06-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,486
Posted By skimps46
Re: Dad went home this morning

My dear friend,

There is not much I can add, I am afraid. I am truly sorry. I wish I could be there to hug you - to help you.

May you, your sisters and your mom have true peace and love among...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-03-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,409
Posted By skimps46
Re: Dad's decline

Oh, hon...

I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your dad (and your mom, for that matter). I am glad you have support, but nothing makes this ok.

Now it's our turn to buoy you up as...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-02-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,409
Posted By skimps46
Re: Dad's decline

Boy, Deb...I can totally relate.

I was always so strong. So capable. I can do it. All by myself if necessary. The paperwork. The taxes. The banking. The caregiving. And it was all total...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-02-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 118,287
Posted By skimps46
Re: Rough day today.

Ken -

I have a husband. Good husband. Had him around for nigh onto 20 years now. Decent man. Great father. Loves me (and I don't always deserve it). Never cheated. Hard worker. Hasn't...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-02-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,409
Posted By skimps46
Re: Dad's decline

Oh Deb...

I was on our "other" site that we chat on, and was told by one of our family here to check in on health boards. I saw all the topics, but I KNEW which one she meant for me to read.

I...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 118,287
Posted By skimps46
Re: Rough day today.

Well, wouldn't you know it. A solution to the missing keys in my life, and it requires a whistle?

I can't whistle. And if I BOUGHT a whistle...I would no doubt have it on my key ring, which...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,715
Posted By skimps46
Re: My first post

Caring -

I am honestly laughing out loud. So hard my Diet Pepsi threatened to roar out of my nose!

I actually never thought of that! It's the meat smell! And on his days off, when Mitzi...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,422
Posted By skimps46
Re: Experiencing the last stage

Paul -

You still have a rough row to hoe, don't you? You are not in a good place, and it's gotta be breaking your heart. I am truly so so sorry.

You used a word that I have not thought of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-11-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 118,287
Posted By skimps46
Re: Rough day today.

Boy. Count me in. I wouldn't mind one little bit having a lovely room at the home-like facility I work in. And the food is excellent, and I think I am definitely "coming down" with Alzheimer's. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-11-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,715
Posted By skimps46
Re: My first post

Back to pets for a second -

I agree, Caring. Outside caregivers? No dog. Family members caring for loved one? Probably STILL no dog. In fact, I don't recommend it at all.

But for my...
Board: Brain Tumors 01-11-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,224
Posted By skimps46
Re: Welcome to Stage 7?

Wow. Really? Heat? Wow. What an idea...

...lil' deb
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,715
Posted By skimps46
Re: My first post

Well, most everyone here knows about my dad and the fat stupid dog. But for you newbies, I will reiterate.

It is common knowledge that a pet will extend a senior's lifespan by at least 30% in a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,422
Posted By skimps46
Re: birthday blues

It totally sucks. I know.

I, too, made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years without daddy. During Christmas and New Years, I was working in the locked ALZ unit here by my home. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,715
Posted By skimps46
Re: My first post

Welcome, new friend, to the board for Planet Alzheimer's. You have found a welcoming and friendly home to come to as you journey through this horrible disease.

I took care of my daddy for 5...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,675
Posted By skimps46
Re: We're moving mom to AL

Meg -

As far as adjustment goes - as you know, I am now working in a locked ALZ facility. We just had 2 gentlemen come live with us, and one is adjusting as expected (Deb, your stories of your...
Board: Brain Tumors 01-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,224
Posted By skimps46
Re: Welcome to Stage 7?

I haven't been posting much, but I do want to chime in on this one.

When daddy got to where he was on puree', he didn't want to eat much. Less every day. Weight loss, inability to bear any...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-25-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,254
Posted By skimps46
Re: Merry Christmas!

Blue -

How sweet of you to remember!

Actually, between my daughter, her boyfriend, my oldest son and his wife and their 2 little boys, my son, my husband...I am so busy that it's only when...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,445
Posted By skimps46
Re: Medications in last stage/doctor's appointment

Maryann-

PLEASE come back often! This place will save your sanity -or what's left of it - and yes, we WILL disagree. But it's truly in love, my new friend.

When daddy was getting bad, I had...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,177
Posted By skimps46
Re: Past year was a journey.

What a good idea. A retrospective. Hmmmm....

A year ago, I was trudging through a foot of snow to take daddy his breakfast, lunch, dinner and spending 6 hours a day just being with him next...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-24-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By skimps46
Re: grief response question

"The Long Goodbye"....indeed.

I started grieving 5 years ago, when daddy was just "quirky" and his doctor said to me, "He's delightfully demented, isn't he?". She said that because he had lost...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,840
Posted By skimps46
Re: went to las vegas

Oh, Diane, I LOVE YOU!

I am raising my kids the same way. After one particularly big blow up with my daughter when she was 15, she said she was calling Child Protective Services, too. I told her...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,445
Posted By skimps46
Re: Medications in last stage/doctor's appointment

I don't have a lot of "right" to join this discussion as I haven't been part of it at all. But I must - I MUST - pipe up on the whole "feeding" issue.

Daddy moved into our 3rd bedroom May 14th,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,254
Posted By skimps46
Merry Christmas!

To my family here on Planet Alzheimer's...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy (Merry?) Kwaanza, and Festive Festivus!!!

I hope all your families can get to you (awful weather in central and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,537
Posted By skimps46
Re: Mother in law, late stage dementia; tube feeding

CARING!!!

I am sending you 3 wubbies - right now! One is pink. It will make you calm and happy. One is dark blue. That one you can wring, slap stuff with and generally have a tantrum on.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-14-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,537
Posted By skimps46
Re: Mother in law, late stage dementia; tube feeding

Well, guess I will pipe in - everyone has an opinion, and I am certainly one of them...

NG (feeding) tubes are an option, of course. Liquid nutrition will keep the body functioning for a bit, and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,732
Posted By skimps46
Re: Working with Dementia patients now

I fear you are all too kind. But nevertheless, I thank you for your warm words.

Today was my first 9 hr shift. I feel like I have been hit by a moving semi. Doing about, oh, 60. But that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-11-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,732
Posted By skimps46
Working with Dementia patients now

Well, I just completed day 2 of my new job working with dementia patients. I wanted to jump on the boards for a second before I fall exhausted into bed, ready for work tomorrow...

I want you all...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,339
Posted By skimps46
Re: Alz medications

You know, the speed of progression seems to be so freaking random!

Look at DGabriel's folks. In a locked ALZ unit, but still walking around, self feeding, socializing. Not to say she doesn't...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,862
Posted By skimps46
Re: How do I keep my sanity?

jojo-

$200 dollars a month is an absolute STEAL. Are you KIDDING me?

And yes, a lot of us do speak of diapers, feeding etc. But we did not start out that way. We all had folks that were...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-03-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,357
Posted By skimps46
Re: Please help me!

Hi, Ashley -

Wow. You have your hands full. Without going into any personal detail (and we all have a story, believe ME!), I will just address what I read from your post and that of Caring and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,593
Posted By skimps46
Re: Now What To Do??

One more last minute idea, and this one is I think the winner:

FIND A NEW DOCTOR!!!

I had to take daddy to 3 different doctors before someone gave a care about his decline.

Get a new...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-01-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 41,175
Posted By skimps46
Re: Who are we?

I was so fortunate in that daddy's doctor trusted ME. She trusted my judgement, my decisions. And rio, you gotta trust yours.

I am in total agreement about aricept and namenda. Both of them had...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,593
Posted By skimps46
Re: Now What To Do??

Well, I read it in your post, but you didn't say it: Holy SH*T!

I don't know the "right" thing to do, but I would all but tackle her to hold her down and not let her go. There is no such thing...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-30-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,339
Posted By skimps46
Re: Alz medications

I totally solved this problem by writing and MAILING a letter to the doctor about 5 days before daddy's appointment. That way, I could sit at the computer during a quiet time and write out what was...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-30-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By skimps46
Re: Your suggestions are needed

I totally agree. There is nothing to be gained by "preparing" her as she will not remember the preparation by supper time, and even if she does, it will be all jumbled up and scary.

I didn't even...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-30-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Yeah...where IS SuzieQ? And Jodylynn, and Lizzie, quetzlemom, blueatlas and kenbob?

Come out come out wherever you are!

...lil' deb
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-30-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

YAY! :bouncing::bouncing::bouncing::bouncing::bouncing::bouncing::bouncing:


Ok. Healthboard Reunion Tour is officially ON!

In the meantime, let's just continue on, doing what we're doing,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

YAY! Looks like we have a quorum...or something like that.

Ok. $5 a week, more if you can, in a special place (I have this piggy bank that is just BEGGING to be fed), and next August, we will...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

jojo, I hear what you are saying. But!

Last summer, my family wanted to get away as a family for like, 3 days. I stubbornly said I would not/could not go as I was sole caregiver for my father. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Well, yes. We can certainly enjoy this little fantasy in our heads. I plan to do just that.

WHILE I am saving my $5 a week to meet up in September of 2010. It may just be me in...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Look, Diane. I totally get it. My husband (who works for Safeway as a meat cutter)'s union is calling for a strike in 2 weeks. Yep. Two weeks before Christmas. Talk about scr*wed if that happens!...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 118,287
Posted By skimps46
Re: Rough day today.

Yes, it's quite true that my father cane-whipped the stuffin' out of my daughter just 35 days before he died. She was interceding because he was after my 13 yr old son with the cane, she stepped in,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Seriously, Diane, what a marvelous idea! I am SOOOOO on board. And that's enough time for me to save $5 a week out of the stretched family budget for plane fare and hotel....I canNOT wait!

So at...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-29-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

DIANE! I NOW MUST TYPE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I AM SUPER EXCITED!!!

I WILL START THE SAVINGS TODAY!!! NEXT SEPTEMBER I AM MEETING YOU GUYS WHEREVER YOU WANNA MEET!!!

I MEAN IT!!! VEGAS,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 118,287
Posted By skimps46
Re: Rough day today.

Given the situation, and the fact that you actually have a family of your own (we tend to forget those folks when we are knee deep in ALZ), I personally think an additional anti-anxiety med is just...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-28-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By skimps46
Re: Will you guys adopt me?

I second the adoption request!!! Welcome to the family, Karen. We are a motley crew, but some of the coolest people to ever walk the earth.

If you wanna know who's who, there is a post, probably...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-28-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Oy, debbie, you are right! All these years, I have been writing "verklempt", and you have saved me further embarrassment - it IS "ferklempt!" Definition: the state of mind lil' deb is usually in. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-28-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By skimps46
Re: Does stress, even "good" stress, accelerate this process?

Deb, keep singin' that song!

When daddy was a solid stage 6 and it was clear that he needed more and more care, I believe it was every one of you on this board that advised I get daddy on lists...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-28-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

Meg, you made me get all verklempt. I definitely feel loved here.

Thank you. :)

...lil' deb
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 11-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,615
Posted By skimps46
Re: Thanksgiving

You know Meg, I thought long and hard about whether I had anything to offer y'all anymore. Maybe it wasn't my place to be here anymore. My journey is supposedly over.

But then I realized that...
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