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    Quote Originally Posted by shiny65 View Post
    That sounds hard going Kas.
    Hope you've got some support for yourself through this.
    I'm okay thanks shiny;I'd rather he passed away whilst in possession of some of his faculties.
    He wouldn't want to end up confined to bed for years,unable to speak or move, and I don't want that for him either.
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    You have alot on Kaz, I feel for you

    In my prayers
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    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    You have alot on Kaz, I feel for you

    In my prayers
    I'll be starting one of those "**** Off 2017" threads at this rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I'll be starting one of those "**** Off 2017" threads at this rate.
    yeah, we've had a few years like that, gets to december and we have one of those "hope it's better year next this one was ****" conversations.
    dont look back in anger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I'll be starting one of those "**** Off 2017" threads at this rate.
    All the best. Anytime you need to talk, we'll be here.
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    I don't mean to sound ignorant or tasteless but what is the difference (if any) between dementia and Alzheimer's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenpressing View Post
    I don't mean to sound ignorant or tasteless but what is the difference (if any) between dementia and Alzheimer's?
    Alzheimers is a form of dementia.
    The difference between something like vascular dementia and Alzheimers is the way the illness progresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Alzheimers is a form of dementia.
    The difference between something like vascular dementia and Alzheimers is the way the illness progresses.
    Ok. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenpressing View Post
    Ok. Thank you.
    My friend once asked a nurse the same question and was told "One's a staircase,the other's more like a slope".
    I'd say my father's condition falls into the 'staircase' category;no change for a while,suddenly worse,no change for a while.....and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    My friend once asked a nurse the same question and was told "One's a staircase,the other's more like a slope".
    I'd say my father's condition falls into the 'staircase' category;no change for a while,suddenly worse,no change for a while.....and so on.
    Interesting. How old is your father? Sorry if you already answered that a previous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegenpressing View Post
    Interesting. How old is your father? Sorry if you already answered that a previous post.
    He's eighty eight,old enough to be my grandfather.
    My parents were married for a long time before they had kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    He's eighty eight,old enough to be my grandfather.
    My parents were married for a long time before they had kids.
    All the best to you and your dad. Like I said before, we're here if you need to talk anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    He's eighty eight,old enough to be my grandfather.
    My parents were married for a long time before they had kids.
    Hope you're ok Kas, my nan suffered with dementia and I know how much it really hurt my mom.

    Hope you have people around you to fall back on when you need it mate
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    I can't remember in which scientific journal it was published recently, but there seems to be a link between lack of deep or "slow" sleep and Alzheimer's disease. Deep sleep (as opposed to Rapid Eye Movement sleep) appears to clear away in the brain the beta amyloid protein and, to a lesser extent, tau, that are associated with the disease. This does not mean that everyone who has troubles sleeping will inevitably get the disease, but the chances of getting it rise with sleep problems.
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    My father's still not eating and getting weaker by the day,he's so tired now he can hardly move.
    The doctor was called out to him again at the weekend and I've been asked to contact her about setting up a DNR order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    My father's still not eating and getting weaker by the day,he's so tired now he can hardly move.
    The doctor was called out to him again at the weekend and I've been asked to contact her about setting up a DNR order.
    Had to do that for my ol' mum. And Mrs Diddler the same for both her parents.


    It's a rotten thing to have to consider and then go through. Be strong, Kas dear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    Had to do that for my ol' mum. And Mrs Diddler the same for both her parents.


    It's a rotten thing to have to consider and then go through. Be strong, Kas dear.
    This might sound like a joke [i promise you it isn't] but the way they operate down here he'll probably pass away before the doctor answers the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    This might sound like a joke [i promise you it isn't] but the way they operate down here he'll probably pass away before the doctor answer the phone.
    That's a poor situation, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    That's a poor situation, indeed.
    We're lucky to have a doctor,friends of ours have to phone some place in Cardiff and get diagnosed over the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    We're lucky to have a doctor,friends of ours have to phone some place in Cardiff and get diagnosed over the phone.
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    The doctor got back to me this morning about the DNR order[finally] and everything should be in place before the end of the month.
    It's very sad but I know it's what my dad would want.
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    Sad indeed but as you say you know you've made the right choice.
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