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Old 12-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Alzheimers and dementia

Has anyone here ever had to deal with it? It is a terrible disease that progressively twists the mind. My great grandfather has it, and is now in its later stages. A lot of times when I don't answer your skype calls it's because I'm taking care of him. My great grandmother can only deal with him so much, and it is becoming obvious that she is weakening because of him. It's a horrible disease that causes much family stress, and I hope that none of you ever have to deal with something like this if you haven't already.

The worst part about it for me is that, as a lot of you probably already know, I'm a logical person. I think about everything by breaking it down. That's the most frustrating thing to me about this disease. Logic doesn't apply. Why? Because dementia says **** logic, that's why. You can't make sense of some of the things he says or does because they are not logical - in his mind, however, it makes perfect sense.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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I think my great grandmother had come down with it before she died.

On a side note--shouldn' this be in General Chat or Advice?
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Has to do with mental health so I figured this was a suitable place. Not going to complain if it is moved, though.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Stuff like this is so horrible. Alzheimers has to be one of the worst illnesses out there, for both the victim and the people close to them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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My grandpa...experienced it till the very end. :/
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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Yeah, especially when they get to the point that they don't know who certain people are.
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I'm sorry, dude.

My grandad had dementia, I believe. I don't think he forgot any of us, but he died before it got into the later stages.
I feel guilt because sometimes I think it's better that he's gone, because he didn't have to go through it, and he was just stuck in a nursing home. I think grief killed him in the end.
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I have to work with this everyday. The environment I work in is solely based on giving these people quality care, and I'm always interacting with demented and Alzheimer's patients. Its a hard thing to go through, and even worse having to see the toll it takes on the families involved. I have never dealt with is directly, but I work with it everyday.

One person we had was a very sad case. He spent all of his time with his "girlfriend" which was a single lady about his age. Well, she recently passed away, and since this man has Alzheimer's, he keeps forgetting she died. Her picture is pinned on his refrigerator, and everytime he sees it, he tells his daughter what a nice lady she is, and asks her to take him to see her. Well, it never turns out well.


The best thing you can do is just cooperate with them. They are not capable of abstract thought, so asking "Why are you doing that?" or "What are you looking for?" will accomplish nothing. They basically degenerate until they are in an infant mindset, and speaking slowly and using words as you would use with a child seem to work the best, as degrading as it sounds. For example, instead of "You can't go see her." you should say "How about we have dinner first. Would you like some pork chops?" will completely derail his former thought and replace it with something more feasible. Chances are, he won't remember his former request at all.

People dealing with this should never get frustrated or yell at the person. They are already frustrated that they can't remember who you are or even what year it is. Someone they love yelling at them for something they can't help only makes it worse. It's a hard thing to deal with, but there are places you can contact that will help. Look for a support group or a home health agency. The Alzheimer's Association website is a great place to reach places that understand your struggle!
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Grandpa is going thru it right now. It is painful to see a person who was once very smart and knew a ton, being reduced to an imbecile.
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