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 Denial or Dementia? 
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Katie, God knows we've all had days like that. :cry:

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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.


Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:40 pm
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Oh yes! And when we feel like destroying a room with a baseball bat, our inhibitions and sense of consequences kick in and we refrain from doing it. Imagine how often our LOs must feel like that, and they don't always have a means of refraining. What a sad, sad condition for all concerned.

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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


Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:45 pm
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The most uninhibited thing I did was throw a frozen loaf of bread across the kitchen at the wall. Nothing was damaged--not even the bread--and I felt a little better. I envy those who live in a really rural area where they can scream loudly. That would feel good. My neighbor, whose husband has FTD, screams in the car on the freeway.

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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.


Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:33 pm
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Sometimes when I was totally frustrated with my dad's medical care, and so sad to see the awful condition he was in, I'd go back to his house with no one else there and just cry my eyes out in the shower. The shower felt good and I didn't even have to mop up the tears since I was in the shower!

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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.


Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:52 pm
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I love the bread throwing and the fact that you were able to release a bit and not even the bread was damaged. I have screamed in the car, driven with the radio blaring etc. but I truly prefer laughter. Mom has recently developed an affinity for Saturday Night Live- and I watched some David Sedaris on youtube- yeah laughter!!

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Katie (36) daughter of Marcia (70)


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