Stages of Alzheimer's Disease - Shared screen with speaker view
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I can hear—check that audio icon on your screen is clicked on.
I don't know how to unmute it so the sound comes back.
check your computer volume. you may have that turned down
My volume is up.
Try clicking the 3 dots under “more” on screen and audio option will show up.
Is Alzheimer's considered the same as Dementia?
Make sure you have the appropriate audio clicked on. Phone vs Computer audio depending on what you are using.
It feel so helpless to watch my mother deteriorate from Alzheimers
...and she never had any idea that she has it
Same here, Tammy.
I am interested in finding a support group here in Denver....
the woman in this video is aware, but my mother never was
...or at least never acknowledged it, or never wanted to know.
Tammy it may be like mental illness. With other mental illnesses 50% of people don’t have what is call “Insight”
My mother has insight…she knows she is fading away
Are dementia and alzheimers the same things.
Are dementia and Alzheimers the same thing?
I'd get my affairs in order
same as the stages of grief: denial, anger, ….
My Husband had A TBI on 4/9/2019. Since then he has had several seizures. On Thanksgiving of 2020 he was diagnosed with Bradycardia. In February 2021 It was suggested I put in a facility. I put him in Highline Place. One of the doctors diagnoised him with Progressive Demintia. He just turned 62. I just need to know how to talk with him.
Can I get a recording of this presentation? I want to share this with the Spouce Care Group at Highline Place.
What happens when abuse was part of childhood?
I am interested in a recording of this meeting too. thx.
With Covid and the variants, we are unable to get together. We so zoom/facetime but are there any suggestions to keep them engaged?
Do you have a slide with these terms?
what is the average length of each stage?
Can you explain difference between dimentia?
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...in case anyone wants to see how he spelled it.
Could you please discuss the auditory hallucinations a bit more? Is this in the early stage or later?
yes, please talk about the hallucinations
Seeing dead people is this one of the hallucinations?
Question: How is it that someone could never know they're falling into dementia?
@Amy, we got my Mom an Amazon Echo Show 10 and it's in her living room where she spends most of her time. We didn't expect to, but we use it much more than her phone now (she struggles with the phone now) because we can "drop in" on her without her doing anything to say hi. we've done fashion shows of what she's wearing that day, or talking to her grandkids. we drop in more frequently for less time. also, we can play music for her without being there, plus photos, etc. it makes it easy for us to set up what she likes when we're not there (quick fixes to what's bothering her)
I'd love to hear more about hallucinations and paranoia as well. Is that generally found in the late middle stage or beyond that? Thx!
If the onset is in old age, say age 90, does that generally mean that moving through the stages will be faster than in a person with earlier onset
How to go about taking away their ability to drive?
sorry for insisting: 10 years, 3 stages... so 3.33 years per stage on average?
When do you know when you should not let them drive?
Will you be discussing strategies to help families move loved ones to a facility? My dad has Alzheimer’s and my mom has severe dementia with hallucinations and delirium. Neither of them will move willingly but its no longer safe for them at home.
@Stacey.....gee... what a tough situation.
Tried donepezil and it caused wild excema so
discontinued it. After 3 months we finally had a better skin outcome.
My folks are both struggling with varying forms of dementia. Dad's is moving fast through dementia and cognitively can't even use his phone anymore. I could have a conversation with him in April, and now he is wetting the bed and needs his food cut up. My mother, I believe has mental illness mixed in. I had to move them to a home (they live out of state). Both are having outbursts and it's difficult because Mom is very angry with me for having moved them, and sell their home as their PoA. Dad "hides" things and both are obsessed with money. They are very lonely. I would love to hear some coping mechanisms for me.
the "rephrase" works well with my mom. It's easy to bring up topics over and over with her that make her happy and tell me the same story. She likes that.
Love this mirroring technique. It works with my mom.
@Jaqueline....WOW.... that is a tough situation.
Would showing a dementia person old photos of him/herself to trigger good old times help strengthen his/her memory?
This works with ALL people! 😍 (mirroring the anger for awhile).
What is the name of the woman in most of the videos? Author?
As we age our skin becomes drier. Putting lotion on arms, legs and hands gives them touch and relief
@Diane, Naomi Feil
Gee....I have such a soft spot in my heart when I see these folks respond to the touch and interactions. So sweet. Love this video
@AmyH - re: driving…many areas have driving evaluation programs that can help determine if it’s still safe to drive. Usually run by an Occupational Therapist. You may need a physician referral. Check with your local senior center to see where it’s offered in your area.
Would you validate bizarre ideas?
DICE (Describe, Investigate, Create, Evaluate)
Love these ideas. It's one of the hardest things (in my opinion) about the disease.... how to interact.
Another communication device we use with my mom is called a viewclix. https://www.viewclix.com/ It a virtual picture screen (ipad size), video communication device which can be set to automatically answer calls from everyone with the user group. Designed for dementia patients. Administrator can control all controls from there computer. Worth looking into.
Was this recorded and if so, can we get a copy
ThanK YOU SO MUCH
Thank you all! Appreciate the comments and support. Have a healthy and happy Holiday Season
Thank you so much! :)
Thank you, Mark!
Very informative and helpful … thank you !
Is it helpful to explain to the loved one specifically that they have Alzheimer's? i.e. its a disease?
Ditto - thank you Mark. Have a good evening. I will check out TED TALKS. Good presentation
Not their fault
Thanks Mark...good stuff. Appreciate it.
Jane E Nugent
Beverly Van Pamel
Thank you. Very helpful info.
Are there special strategies for wild swings I ncognition - very lucid one day and almost catatonic the next?
As the person goes deeper in to their dementia, does this have direct correlation with death, or can they live a long time in this late stage?
Thank you so much.
Excellent presentation and very helpful! Thanks so much Mark!
QUESTION: My mother never acknowledged that she was losing her memory. Is this possible that she never realized it?