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Leone, [if you're addressing me] I did say some time ago that other family members often didn't see the extent of his illness because of showtime but physicians and other medical staff have noted his decline--even when I wasn't as keenly aware. He is not able to perform 'showtime' any more except on rare occasions. All I have as measurements are certain milestones, e.g., that a year ago last September I was still taking him to the driving range and this year it wouldn't be possible for him to try to hit a golf ball. Other people are not seeing the milestones but are noticing his overall state and noticing decline that I don't notice, being with him all the time.

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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.


Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:11 pm
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Post Re: Versed and Fentanyl?
Lynn and Pat,

Thanks for your kind words! I am so grateful for you and others on this forum who are so supportive and have wisdom from walking the path I am walking now. It has been such a big help these past few months.

Last night, my mother reported to my sister that the evening charge nurse had been in to talk with her, and they ended up having a discussion of dementia and how Mother's life is never going to be what it used to be. Wow, heavy duty discussion! This must have been conveyed artfully, because my mother said it was very helpful, instead of being discouraging as it easily might have been. I hope what she learned--if she remembers it--will help with her distress, much of which clearly is caused by her recognition of her decline. Anyway, it was comforting to know that the discussion helped her, even temporarily. I called and thanked the nurse! Seems the NH staff probably aren't thanked nearly enough for all they do.

Julianne


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