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Old 12-22-2009, 11:43 AM
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Unhappy Dimentia/Alzhiemers

I'm kinda looking for some advice and stuff on how to deal with alzhiemers and dementia. My grandpa is really starting to show signs of it. Hes been acting a bit strange lately, he swears there is a bug in his house that follows him every where he goes, even in the car, and the other day he swore someone was banging on the side of his house. I told him it was probably the wind but it was obvious he didn't believe me. He also sometimes thinks that people are trying to get his money from him.

So any advice/prayers would be appreciated.
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There's probably a lot of info on line to get some ideas from.
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Lava Lamps and like things like that help,
My mom Started this thing called "The Front Porch" for one of Saint Barnibus' Nursing homes and its a room with like lava lamps and colors and for some reason it calms them down and theyre not so sketchy. She will be home in 20, ill ask her more tips.
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My Grandpa had it and every time I went to see him he told me he was going bear hunting and a bunch of other odd stuff it was pretty hard to deal w cause we were. Really close but I finally got over it and realized he wasn't in pain and he didn't know what was going on it was really hard when he didn't know who I was
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Lava Lamps and like things like that help,
My mom Started this thing called "The Front Porch" for one of Saint Barnibus' Nursing homes and its a room with like lava lamps and colors and for some reason it calms them down and theyre not so sketchy. She will be home in 20, ill ask her more tips.
Never heard of that. Might get a lava lamp for him see if it helps.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:53 AM
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He still knows who we all are at this point, it not that bad yet. But its upsetting when he thinks i am trying to take his money from him or something.
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i don't have any advice or experience with alzheimers, but I will pray for him.....
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Thank you Ian.
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Added to our prayers.

My wife's maternal grandparents both suffered from it. It was really tough the last few years. Toward the end, her grandfather swore I was one of his WWII buddies. Got some good stories out of him, though.
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My father suffered with Alzhiemers before he passed away. One thing for sure is that you are wasting your time trying to "straighten" them out. If he believes something is after him then he really believes it. Go along with it. Catch it and lock it up for him but don't try to tell him it is not there. He will get very frustrated.

Remember the good times and spend as much time with him as you can.

Good luck and prayers have been sent. Make this a Merry Christmas for him and you!
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