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Topic: Alzheimer's or Dementia?

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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Memory loss and sudden violent outbursts (verbal and physical), unfortunately, are part of this disease.  Your husband has no control over his actions and words.  If his doctor is not a neurologist, you might consider making an appt for a neuro evaluation, especially if you are concerned about meds.  You may want to see another neurologist for a second opinion.

A support group for yourself is a must.

Excellent resources  for other info have been mentioned above.

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Subject: Yes, Joyce, I wonder the same thing!
Date Posted: 10/19/2010 10:55 AM ET
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How is it my 86yr old Father-in-law can remember there is candy in the house, but not tostop blowing his nose at the table. I think that's one thing that makes taking care of him so hard. It's not logical. I guess there is nothing logical about dementia.

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Date Posted: 2/24/2012 1:35 PM ET
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How do you get somebody to go for an evaluation when they are convinced there is nothing wrong with them? (and/or are flat out terrified of hearing that yes, they may have it)?

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Subject: Dementia
Date Posted: 3/3/2013 5:30 PM ET
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I personally experience the dementia problem with my mother in law.  The sun downer effect can be scary for all concerned.  I was browsing this forrum for resources for my site on assisted living and have noted some sites mentioned.

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Date Posted: 1/10/2015 1:39 AM ET
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