Dad And Mom Experience Memory Lost


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Dad And Mom Living With

Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease

I met a distance relative today for the first time and he and I talked about our parents.  “My dad has Dementia and It’s been though dealing with his physical changes the last couple of years.  I live the closes to him so I deal with him the most.”  There’s always one  family member who deals with a sick love one the most.  “Yeah, that’s right.  And I’m the one.  Dad and mom where dealing with memory lost at the same time.

Mom Had Alzheimer’s – Dad Has  Dementia

Mom passed away 4 years ago.  She had  Alzheimer’s disease.  But she was easy to deal with unlike dad.”  Wow, which disease is worst?  Alzheimer’s is part of Dementia.”  Really?  “Yes.”  Learned something new today!  It was hard for dad to stop driving.  His body is strong but his memory isn’t.  He would be siting in his car somewhere and he couldn’t remember where he was.  Giving up driving was really hard for him.

A lot happen with dad physically and it was time to see a doctor.  I took him to have test done and he answered the last question wrong.”  “What year is it?  1997.”  “It was 2016.”  Wow!  “He’s in an assistant Living Care Facility now and he likes being there.  He gets a lot of attention from staff.  I love my dad and mom.”  Have you and your siblings thought about being tested to see if any of you have the trait?  “Yes.”

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Dementia

is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory, reasoning, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities.  Obvious signs of dementia include repetitious questioning, inadequate hygiene, and poor decision-making.  Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease can fall under.  It can occur due to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease.  But Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory, language and cognitive function.

Photo not of real dad and mom /bing stock

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