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Thread #150683 Message #3513495
Posted By: billybob
09-May-13 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dementia tips for carers
Subject: RE: BS: Dementia tips for carers
I think that an MRI can give a clue to Diagnosis but ,as with my mother, the distress of the MRI would outweigh any benefit of knowing if her dementia is vascular or Alzheimers.
At the moment she is happy in her situation, her smile is wonderful to behold. But my grief of not having my mother here as I once knew her is quite heartbreaking, so I have to disagree with Becca. We do everything we can to make mothers life as stress free as possible, she is as loving and delightful as she always was, no signs of bad temper or violence.
The meaning of Dementia? From the latin Dis...away from Mens ...the mind.
I am reading " Contented Dementia" by Oliver James at the moment, it has opened my eyes to what I have been doing wrong and also ,thank goodness where I have been doing things right! I recommend the book to any carers.