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Do you think health issues cause the elderly to fall deeper into Dementia or Alzheimer's?


My mother's doctor said that my mom would slip farther away the more issues with health that she had and it did seem that was true. Why do you think that is and do you think there is anything we can do to help prevent that?

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Lori Colbo (lambservant) says

18 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    She passed on sorry I should have said; just wondering about my own mental inheritances I guess. I do wonder if a lot of stress didn't cause my moms. First my dad's death then her children causing her a lot of stress trying to force her to do things

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Becky Katz says

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    Becky Katz 18 months ago

    I forgot to answer your question of why. Illness changes the brain chemistry, and causes the fuzziness to grow. My husband's mind is getting better as his body is healed now. The Dr. explained that to me.

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Billie Kelpin says

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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    My mom has passed on but I have been hearing about some progress although I haven't looked into it. I think the 2nd med they put my mom on made her worse. Some hurt my moms feeling really bad after Dad died & she just seemed to check out. It was

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Lisa VanVorst (lisavanvorst) says

18 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    Bless you for what you do; my experiences with nursing homes for Mom were not good and she wasn't even taken into a room where singing & activities she would have loved were going on. She is gone now and I wonder about the same path for myself. T

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Linda Bryen (liesl5858) says

18 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    Actually my mom has passed on and she did not have heart attack or any of those other things but she had surgeries and things like that and it did seem each new thing took her farther away.


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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

18 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    Sounds like you are doing right things like talking to people online such as here; I could have never got Mom to do that. I think keeping busy with the brain is the key. As long as there is no stress with it, why not?


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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    My Mom has passed on now; guess I should have said but she was the very sweetest and kindest Alzheimer's person I have ever known. I just wondered about myself with any future surgeries in the plans if something could set me on the same path I guess.


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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    Jackie Lynnley 18 months ago

    I think I see what you mean and there have been times in my life I have lived in daydreams too to sort of check out for awhile. lol

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