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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 10 Sep, 2011 08:43 pm
@Reyn,
Ditto.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 10 Sep, 2011 09:11 pm
@GracieGirl,
Hi Gracie, and thanks for your interest.

Yes, my mom knows she is going, and is looking forward to the move. It's not like a nursing / extended care home. She's moving from an apartment where she lived since 1992, so a long time.

She gets lunch and supper prepared for her, in a dining room, 7 days per week. There are also care aides, if a person needs them, but so far, I'm holding off on that. There are many other types of assistance, if she needs it. It really is quite a nice place, where I'm sure she will make many new friends.

Dementia has many aspects. There are many different types. The most obvious sign, for my mother, is the short-term memory loss and confusion.

There is no cure for dementia. It's a progressive disease. There are some medications that can help with the memory loss, which she has tried recently. Unknown how effective it is.

She has a few physical challenges, too. She's using a walker (or should be), which sometimes she does not always do.

Ah, I could go on for quite a stretch here, but I'll cut it short here. This has been going on now (to various degrees) for about a year now, but took a turn for the worse about 4 months ago. If it were not for my wife, I would have a difficult time coping, but I'm hoping that the burden for caring for my mother will lessen soon.

Lots going on! Gotta go! Going to watch some TV and relax.
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2011 08:05 pm
@Reyn,
Hi Reyn! You're welcome! Smile

Great, Great, Great! Sounds like things are going good! Im glad. Smile

Sounds like a really nice place and I hope she gets better there and she has a good time.

I looked up some stuff about Dementia when you mentioned your mom had it (Im a nerd, I love Google!) I can see how things would be hard for you. I bet it's exhausting watching out for her all the time.You deserve a break. Wink

Good Luck with your mom Reyn! I hope she feels better at the place and things get a little easier for you! Very Happy

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