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my dad is 82 and was completely healthy until he turned 70, since then it has been downhill. very hard on him. very hard on my mom. my mom is his caregiver. she takes care of him at home. he can still take mostly care of himself for dressing and bathroom and bathes with assistance. He is either sleeping a lot, or awake a lot and has recently be having delusions/hallcinations during the day time. He used to only have hallcinations during the night. I have 3 siblings but I am the only one who has stayed with my father to give my mom a break. Last year i did for 4 days and this year i will for 5 days. I go and visit once a month ( i live 2 hours away and have six kids at home) and stay for the weekend, bringing meals and giving my mom someone to talk with. Thank you so much for this board. I have learned a lot in the couple days i have been here.


Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:54 am
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Welcome! It is a wonderful thing that you are able to give your mom some breaks in spite of the distance and your own responsibilities. And I'm sure it is great for her to have someone to talk to.

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:38 am
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Dear Laurie,
Welcome to the LBDA forums, sorry for you need to be here but glad you found us ! There is much information here and you can learn a great deal about LBD, Visit us often and just know LBD is a rough road to travel, helping your Mom out is a blessing for her I am sure !

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:32 am
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Laurie,
Check out Dr. Brad Boeve's "Continuum" paper from 2004 (search lbda.org) for a recommended treatment regimen for those with LBD.
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Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:52 am
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Welcome Laurie. You sure are another Sandwich Generation CG! I hope you can squeeze in a little time for yourself, but with all these folks to take care of, I'm sure that's hard. I hope you come here often for support. Lynn

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:07 pm
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Welcome Laurie...this place is a genuine Godsend for LBD and PDD caregivers. I encourage you to READ everything you can get your hands on....every article and book...make yourself an expert on LBD. It will serve your loved one well.

Sorry to have you with us, but glad you found us.

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~~Debra, 52, wife to Chris, 64 DX Vascular Dementia 9/10; Alz 10 or 11/2010; Pseudo Dementia 01/11; LBD in 03/11..Was at home until 4/29, 2011, now in a Alz fac./dementia unit.
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