It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....




Lightbulb

Search   Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500
Search took 1.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: angel_bear

Alternative to Searching: Try our message board index!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 33,018
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Mom Has End Stage Dementia

I think the trouble is when Mum and Dad pass on .. we turn into the grown ups.

I don't want to be a grown up. Not *just* yet :cool:
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,083
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Heavy Metals And Dementia

HI Rekem,

That's an excellent article, and a good topic however (sorry) it's also dated 2001 and you will find most antiperspirants have had aluminium removed .. further studies also proved that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 33,018
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Mom Has End Stage Dementia

It's amazing she got to 91 and only JUST got diagnosed with end-stage Dementia! I'm so sorry for you and your family to get such a shock diagnosis!


However, Mom IS 91 and it's more than likely...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,890
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Antipsychotic drugs again

Rekem is very wise in her advise ....

under your mothers circumstances,I would run, not walk to the nearest doctor and scream and beg for a medication review.

AND ............ I would get her...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Carer Burnout

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww shucks ....... thanks ......... but I don't think so *grin*.

Glad you've all enjoyed this thread.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,220
Posted By angel_bear
Re: new here

Welcome back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Bout time too !!

Hugs
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-27-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,220
Posted By angel_bear
Re: new here

Bumping up so Marze can follow the thread easier.

Cheers
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-27-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By angel_bear
Re: asking for help any suggestions

Hi again Marze,

You have had some replies in your other identical thread "New Here", so I suggest you follow that thread instead of starting another as it can get a bit confusing trying to follow...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-25-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,915
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Dad has FTD and I'm going crazy!!!

HI Natalie

I know EXACTLY where you're at. My loving Mother in Law was EXACTLY the same. Frontal Temporal & Primary progressive aphasia.

She's been in a NH for 2 years now, (as happy as larry...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-23-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,427
Posted By angel_bear
Re: what would happen if alzheimer was left untreated

If you knew for sure they had it, and took no medications for it ...... they will do exactly what they're doing now .. slowly (or rapidly, depending on the dementia) deteriorating.

You will find...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-22-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By angel_bear
Re: New here but not to ALZ

If she's been on an antidepressant for 5 years, then I KNOW she needs a review, cause it obviously ain't working for her anymore.

Has Mum actually had a formal diagnosis?? There are certain...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-22-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By angel_bear
Re: New here but not to ALZ

If there is somebody visiting her every day, could they drop off ONE set of clothes for Mum to wear? You could do it something like "Look Mum, I bought you this lovely set of clothes, let's go put...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-21-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Attn: Oretha

I'm glad the hospital has gotten on top by ordering the speech therapy ... that's a good start.

Her pneumonia is likely to be 'aspiration pneumonia' which can be quite painful and lead to pretty...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-21-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Carer Burnout

Somebody needs to email a moderator and request the sticky, I don't want to sound 'pushy' and request my own LOL ..
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-20-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By angel_bear
Attn: Oretha

Hi there ! Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread into making a new one, but I think this warrants a thread of its own.

At this time, it sounds like your Mum needs an assessment for...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Carer Burnout

Copy and send to him!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-20-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By angel_bear
Carer Burnout

Having suffered *burnout* a couple of times now, I thought I would share what I believe are ~symptoms~ and interventions to help others be aware and to put measures in BEFORE burnout hits! (and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-18-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Update on my mom - please advise

Exactly! Just remember, our loved ones can deteriorate WITHOUT WARNING and deterioration brings with it a whole host of new behaviours !!!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-18-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By angel_bear
For ginastanford

Depending on Mum's cognition, yes, a routine will help her. My biggest concern for you right now is how long will she be able to keep up with a demanding little one? When will you know she is no...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-17-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Going to visit Mom

On that score, she would have another 6 years left ........ of course, if she deteriorates by having strokes etc, that will hasten the process.

Mini Mentals are usually only done annually UNLESS...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-17-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,536
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Enbrel, Anyone?

I know quite a few men who have wives suffering Early Onset and I suggest you do some research on Early Onset, because it can come with very different complications than later onset. Have ALL...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-17-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By angel_bear
Re: So, I'm frustrated.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again : Policies and Protocols are NOT helpful!

It all boils down to the almighty Dollar when it comes to ANY kind of care! Elder care, Child Care .. it's how...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 01-15-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,696
Posted By angel_bear
Smile Re: schizophrenic adolescent

My son is now 16yo and was diagnosed with schizophrenia almost a year ago.

He was ignored by MOST mental health workers here at home, and told that he didn't have a problem, that it was his...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-15-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,466
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Possible breakthrough in AD treatment?

My MIL was a wonderful lady who appreciate her body and her brain and looked after herself. She could do the times Cryptic Crossword in under 2 minutes (that's like the hardest one in the world I've...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-15-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,924
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Dementia and Moaning

You would have laughed at this story:

Our "crow" was full pelt screaming. One of our other gentleman who no longer walks but can potter around in a lounge chair on wheels called me over. I said...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-15-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Worried about Mum in Law

Hi Worrybucket

At the top of this board, I have a sticky that will give you an idea of the levels of Alzheimers/Dementia which you may find helpful. It is only an average/estimate, and you may...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-15-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Going to visit Mom

My MIL has a similar frontal temporal lobe dementia happening, and she deteriorated quickly but over the period of a year by the time we got her placed in a NH. At that stage, she was walking, but...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-10-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,185
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Elexon and other meds- info. please

EXELON (not Elexon, they're a power company LOL)

According to my trusty "Drug Book", Exelon is also known as Rivastigmine. It's is a 'pseudo-irreversible' selective cholinesterase inhibitor used...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-09-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Wandering, hallucinations

Once is once ............. and I can pretty much guarantee you it WILL happen again.

Measures MUST be put in to keep her SAFE 24 hours a day BEFORE she deteriorates and get's worse (because she...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-08-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,329
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Worried about becoming wtihdrawn

The problem I see immediately is that she is aware of her diagnosis and is going 'overboard' to prove her 'normal' status.

This is a common behaviour in early diagnosed victims of the disease,...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Wandering, hallucinations

Auditory hallucinations are common place, and anything 'out of the norm' should be investigated (such as a Urinary Tract Infection etc), however, Mum could also be 'stepping down' into another phase...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-07-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By angel_bear
Re: future alzheimers dx by MRI ?

A 2nd opinion is always valuable, and I would encourage it, especially with such a definitive diagnosis.

However, that being said, Yes, AD can be diagnosed with an MRI as it will show brain...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By angel_bear
Re: I've just decided what issue I'm voting on (U.S. healthcare rant)

That's a fact too! Even in Australia, although we have a system where everybody is eligible for Nursing Home, the system is warped.

Work hard all your life, own a home (or two, to share with the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-04-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Farewell for now

Take your time Mardy ..... when your ready, we'll be here.

yes, I came back, but only because I am constantly researching this disease trying to understand what THE VICTIMS are going through to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,981
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Unrelenting screaming

The 10 year 'span' is just a ball-park figure of average. Because each person is unique both mentally and physically, you will find it's not a 'timeline' and that on the 10th year the end will come...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-02-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By angel_bear
Re: anger with visitors -

You just described my Mother in Law to a "T".

She's now in a nursing home, happy and content. Once the day to day trials and tribulations were lifted from her, she relaxed and became nice and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-31-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,723
Posted By angel_bear
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-30-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Mom is at peace now.

You can bet your bottom dollar that's EXACTLY what she did the minute she was released from the confines of her aged and broken body and mind.

Can you imagine? *waking* up and thinking ###WOW ......
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-29-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Mom is at peace now.

Oh martha, I’m sorry ….. but on the other hand, glad too … now she is whole and at peace.

I hope many family members can come and celebrate her life ... although, with tongue in cheek, I...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-29-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,723
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Pretty sure this is early stages of Alzheimer's, what do you think?

Sorry folks, but I have to say something here:

John is no different from my wonderful MIL. He has gone from an articulate loving man to a screaming high care mess, all because of a stroke he had...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-26-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Mom is sick

Maybe it's Mum's time ..

And Maybe it's not ....

My prayers and heart are with you always

Love
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-25-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By angel_bear
Re: I Need Some Answers

You have to learn to let go and let happen what happens. Unfortunately, help comes when it's an emergency, never (or rarely) before.

It's the same as placement in a nursing home. People say "Oh...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By angel_bear
Re: I Need Some Answers

It is hard .... here you are ... still the 'child' (no matter how old you get, your still a child in your parents eyes LOL) and you've been taught to love and respect that elder, and then when that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2007, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,602
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Terrible Rage

Perfect ~! :)
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-23-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By angel_bear
Re: I Need Some Answers

ok .. like I said before, Your now the Adult and you have to take matters into your own hands to keep Dad safe.

You MUST go and see his doctor and discuss your concerns. Your dad is going to get...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-22-2007, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,766
Posted By angel_bear
Re: I Need Some Answers

Unfortunately, you have now come to the stage where he can have NO choices in his care. He is no longer capable of looking after himself, nor making decisions for his wellbeing.

For now .. you...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-22-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,981
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Unrelenting screaming

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Behaviours.

Unexplained, irritating, distressing behaviours.

I know of a nursing home, where there is one little lady constantly (and I mean, constantly) calling out...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-14-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By angel_bear
Re: Possible Alzheimer's

without any actual 'results' my first thoughts are:

Multi Infarct Dementia brought on by Transient Ischaemic Attacks ~ (TIA's).

A Transient Ischaemic Attack is a serious condition caused by a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-14-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,496
Posted By angel_bear
Re: oh dear, its christmas.

I hear ya Jo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If it wasn't for the kids, I would cancel Christmas. Seriously. I'm over it. I'm sick of the ad's on telly, I'm sick of the crowded shops, no parking, lack of money.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 12-12-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,618
Posted By angel_bear
Re: my dad's stages, and symptoms are different

Hi there, and welcome to the wonderful wacky world of Alzheimers! LOL

First and foremost, unless they specialise, most medical professionals haven't got a clue about the disease and it's quirks,...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 500

 







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:48 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com
Terms of Use 1998-2018 HealthBoards.com All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!