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Old 10-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2012
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rann181 HB User
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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?

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