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Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:39 am
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Post Flu/Pneumonia vaccines
Has anyone had experience with flu shots or pneumonia vaccines? John and I have never had either and his doctor is recommending them. With the LBD, I'm definitely more concerned with him getting sick since treatments can be dangerous, but wonder if anyone has had bad reactions to the shots. Doctor did convince him to get the pneumonia vaccine today.
Many thanks,
Terri

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Terri, spouse of John, officially DX dementia with Lewy Bodies, June, 2012, cognitive symptoms since 2007, active dreams for years before that.


Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:37 pm
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Post Re: Flu/Pneumonia vaccines
We both continue to get flu shots every year and my husband has never had any negative reaction to them. I think it's good insurance. Now that he's in the SNF, they asked me last fall if I wanted him to have one [I said yes] so apparently it's not mandatory. I guess I just consider how miserable he would be with a bad case of flu and not fully comprehending the situation.

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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.


Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:46 pm
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Post Re: Flu/Pneumonia vaccines
terri

my hubby has gotten flu shots for the last 10 years and never had a reaction... i know i worried in the beginning too. but its been fine!!

cindi

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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..


Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:32 pm
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Post Re: Flu/Pneumonia vaccines
Thank you for the information. I really appreciate it.

God bless,
Terri

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Terri, spouse of John, officially DX dementia with Lewy Bodies, June, 2012, cognitive symptoms since 2007, active dreams for years before that.


Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:13 am
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Post Re: Flu/Pneumonia vaccines
I agree, my Mom gets a flu shot every year and has had no adverse effects.
Ellen

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Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:04 am
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