I stayed away a while this seemed to be a painful sight for me. I still am not sure I am ready to believe (nor is my mother apparently) that she has something as horrible as LBD seems to be. I am also finding myself a bit fried and at times overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of her and working more than 50-60 hours a week.
My mom did have a pet scan done and medicare and her AARP policies have paid it in full!! She will go to boston next week on the 17th.
I have given up on the scooter idea, she can't even navigate corners on her walker with any consistancy.
Anybody have any good experience with figuring out a way to get medicare to help with inhome care? My mom doesn't have a "skilled nursing need" so she really doesn't have the need for Home Health services. She did go to a day program once and unfortunately it isn't going to work for a couple of reason, first they require me to bring her and pick her up.....problem because I work. second, there are half a dozen "clients" of whom most sit in wheel chairs and look out the window drooling.
I feel like the community really needs a program for LBD and other adults with dementia to stimulate them, not simply a baby sitting service! These guys need to keep moving and enjoy the life they have not sit on a couch and stare at a puzzle.
Anyway, I have read over some of the postings and note the one family who had good results with a scooter and all I can say at this point is life is short do whatever makes you happy and keeps you safe!