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Old 03-13-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Can some of you tell me how early dementia presented itself in your loved one? I suspect my husband maybe showing signs but I don't know what to do and whether I have enough concrete evidence to go to our family doctor. Just some early symptom to relate to. Thank you
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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Honey? Is that you?

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Old 03-13-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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Early in 2011, she stopped playing her beloved computer solitaire. Why? "I'm not able to do it anymore." That same year, she developed expressive aphasia whereby she had difficulty putting her thoughts into words. That was the first objective sign. Diagnosis in 11/11 was frontotemporal dementia with corticobasal degeneration. This is a non-Alzheimer's's dementia.

Fast fwd to today: She spends 24 hrs. a day either sleeping or in sort of a daze. She is incontinent, both feces and urine. She is unable to walk or even stand and cannot use her hands. She does take food but it must be pulverized in a blender. Water must be thickened with powdered beverage thickener.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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I'm so sorry for both of you. Why is life so freakin hard sometimes ? I'm hoping my husband has something other than Dementia. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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I think that Dementia might be better than keeping a good mind. Right now, I am still mentally alert, but all I can do is sit and look at a computer screen. Maybe things would seem a little better if I didn't know exactly how everything was.

Old age just isn't good. Old age with a good mind is terrible. My mother lived in a dream world of wild and wooly things, but she was happy. Who was better off, my mother or myself?
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