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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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
Thank you; all of that could play a part.
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.
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
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?
Short term memory loss is compensated by long-term memory acquisition. My Ma said she could remember back to the year dot but had trouble remembering what she'd done days earlier
Many if not all of the Alzheimer's people I have known; remembered the past pretty well. Of course some thought they were still living in it.
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.
Jackie, I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Some dementia and Alzheimer's patients are sweet and docile, but some like my family member can be obtuse, belligerent, and trying.
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.
I am sorry Jackie, I thought your Mum is still with you.
I kept her as long as I could and it was really good even with her lost memory until she fell and I could not care for her anymore. Many days I wonder if she would still be with me if she hadn't fallen. Thanks for your great answer.
Jackie, at least you did your best for your Mum before she died.
It was hard sometimes with my siblings never even giving me a day's break but I managed and worked around it all to get time as I could to shop or spend an hour or two out somewhere but I never once blamed Mom for that and I loved her most of all.
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
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