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Amy Joy
Posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:31 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 56


Does dementia runs in your family?

My moms mom died at 84 in a nursing home of dementia.

My mom is in a nursing home with dementia.

My 63 year old brother is in a nursing home with dementia.

I was diagnosed at 49 with early onset dementia.

I hope to get better and never have to be in a nursing home. 


prov1kenobi
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:04 PM
Joined: 9/17/2022
Posts: 36


My father died from dementia. He was 86. I think he was put into a home when he was 83.

Now, my brother has it. He just turned 80. He was just diagnosed with dementia after catching Covid 19 back in August 2022. He never took care of himself plysically, as he also has diabetes, high blood sugar, heart issues, high blood pressure, and is quite overweight. 

So, I am kinda worried. I am 74. My weight is ok, my BP is ok, and I exercise at the gym alot. I walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. i do not know if my paternal grandfather had dementia, but I suspect that he did


prov1kenobi
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:08 PM
Joined: 9/17/2022
Posts: 36


My wife and I are taking care of my brother. She has had experience before taking care of other dementia patients. His dementia is progressing very quickly, and I fear that my wife and I will notbe able to take care of him much longer. I am 74…she is going to be 78 in Jan 2023
Amy Joy
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2023 5:38 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 56


 I understand what y’all are going through.

My mom had to put her mom in a home from having dementia.

My mom is now in a home with dementia.

I have an older brother with dementia in a home.

I’m coming to the fact that I have dementia and will more than likely 

Be in a home someday I just hope not soon!


 
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