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Post a behavioral ta-da!
Ken turned 65 on Saturday and I invited several people over for a drop-in during the day. I felt that a party might be overwhelming but wanted to acknowledge his special day and give friends and relatives an opportunity to see Ken. He had a wonderful day, recognized most of his visitors and at the end of the day told me it was "perfect" (from a man who almost can't speak). Of course, he slept almost the entire next day, completely worn out, but happy. And so am I! Sher

Sher (53) married 29 years to Ken (66) who was diagnosed with LBD in 2008, but it most likely began many years before.

Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:14 am

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How wonderful for both of you! :-)

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:20 am

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Post Re: a behavioral ta-da!
what a wonderful birthday for everyone!!! smart thinking on just having a drop in party....happy belated birthday for ken!!

sole CG for hubby.1st symptoms, 2000, at 55. Diag with AD at 62, LB at 64.. vietnam vet..100% ptsd disability,sprayed with agent orange, which doubled chances for dementia. ER visit 11-13,released to memory care..

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Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:01 am

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Post Re: a behavioral ta-da!
Sher.... I love the idea. I'm so glad it was a success! We celebrate every one of those, don't we? Thanks for sharing.

Leone Carroll (75); wife of Dale (75) who passed away March 23, 2011

Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:11 pm

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I am sure Ken did have a nice birthday, what good thinking on your part for a drop in party! Glad it was a sucess!

Irene Selak

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Post Re: a behavioral ta-da!
Great - I'm so glad it worked out! Lynn

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.

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