- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Don't Put Me in a Nursing Home
Dementia is a, "mental disorder known as dementia affects the mind and memory of a patient. If your parents look like they may be suffering from dementia it can be very difficult for you to accept. Sometimes, we would dismiss the symptoms as, momma having one of her moments because we do not understand dementia care. Be patient give her time to think, she's not what she used to be. You must take these instances seriously as legitimate signs of a potential serious medical issue.
Dementia is the loss of mental functions. My mother lost her ability to reason, became combative, girl would hurt you. A person loses their thinking, memory, and reasoning. These mental functions are severely interfere with daily functions. Symptoms can also include changes in personality, mood, and behavior.
I began to look in to this illness. I found out that doing drugs can cause dementia. Even alcohol and prescription medications. Let us not forget the hormone or vitamin imbalance thing that counts as well. When treated these kinds of dementia can be cured. sometimes, a person may look like they have dementia. It could turn out they are suffering from severe depression only it looks like dementia. I did not know that! Have I had that? This is called pseudo-dementia (false dementia). This type of dementia can be treated. You can go here and get more information about; if your spouse has dementia will you have it too, sometimes, yes. Find out what to look for.
Some Signs of Dementia to look for:
What Causes Dementia?
There are several things which could cause dementia
1. A loss of nerve cells in the brain (like my parent).
2. A stroke or any illness that affects blood vessels may cause some dementia.
3. Excessive drug or alcohol use, and toxic reactions.
4. Are you and your spouse or parents getting enough nutritional benefits, like vitamin B12,
hope this is helpful, make it a good day!
You know, I am uncomfortable with this hub. You could tell, huh. I think it is because I am trying to write about an emotional illness. It is emotional for me. I have lost my father and that was years ago. The connection is unbelievable because I still, still, miss him terribly.
So here I am in search of something to talk about. I thought this would be good therapy. It is uncomfortable. Well, I am going to get on with it. I just want to let that go. Thank you. Now, next. What are we going to do if one of us dementia? How can we protect ourselves or can we?
Wow! How do people keep up with all their blogs? I can't get with the ten I have. This site needs revising. However, I am trying to get a business off the ground have discovered where my paperwork is so far.
I am going to see my mom for her birthday next week. She and I will be talking on this blog then. It will be kinda hard with her dementia, but we are going to talk to the hubbers.
I will be back to give you fresh material to this blog! Thanks for understanding...."smile"
Well, my mom had her 82 birthday. We all went to see her, sang happy birthday. Sat with her awhile. My mom mental state is very calm now. Her dementia is still prevalent, but she knows all of her children. That is so special to me. She is in a feeble stage now, she can not stand on her own anymore.
The nursing home had lost my mom of family day. When we arrived it took them fifteen minutes to find which room they had put my mother in so she could eat. I did not like that at all. I was very patient though.
My mom stills tells us she is waiting on her last spouse to come home. That is ok we just go along no worries. We make here a comfortable a possible. We aide in my mothers quality of life even if we can not care for her. I like to think so anyway. I do not look at her as a mental patient but rather as my mother who is aging.
One thing though, my mom is just as curvaceous as she was at 50. I love her genes!
I am next to the youngest, and it is hard for me to see my mother this way. I am hanging in there amazingly so for my mom. Go see your parents, tell them you love them. Go see your older siblings tell them you love them.
On January 9, 2011 my mother passed. My mother, myself. In her honor I began a business.
February 23, 2014
I think my ministry is taking care of seniors. Presently, I am a caseworker for seniors. I do not like that much because all I do is push paper. I like the part of actually caring for someone. My husband and I are looking into finding people with dementia or alzhiemers to care for. This is serious people need help. It is expensive to get loved one cared for.
My sibllings and I kept my mon home for as long as we could. I think with some professional help we could have kept her longer.
I went and became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). I am going to take care of seniors differently now. There are several ways you can help seniors, they need transportation, someone to visit and listen or even just a phone call. Don't forget seniors they did not forget you. You will be a senior one day!