December 25, 2010 - 5:11pm
Yesterday I posted: Dementia/Alzheimer's and Being the caregiver
I'd like very much to be part of this group and learn how I can be a better caregiving spouse, however, now he is in a home, so I'm not the main caregiver! I realize that so much of my problem is ME and not wanting to give up control over his care, etc. This morning I went there to have Christmas Breakfast with him (Hartmann) and the day has not meaning for him. I finally admitted to myself that it is not dementia it has progress to Alzheimer's, he has all the symptoms, now:
"The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include: Mood changes: depression, paranoia, agitation, anxiety, selfishness, childish behavior Disorientation, confusion, inattention, loss of memory of recent events, inability to retain new information Problems performing familiar tasks Language difficulty, such as problems finding the right word or phrase"
I look forward to being part of this group!
Respectfully, Princeline Roxbury, Phx, AZ