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looking for an article for the degrees of alzheimer`s
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69lemans posted:
hi ! trying to find an article that would give me something to guage alzheimers,,, mild, moderate, severe. my girlfriend`s mom is what i would consider severe,,i.e. she has to be put on the tiolet and told to go, she has to be wiped after she`s done because she just doesn`t know or remember how to, needs to be fed and given liquid, needs to be given her medication, bathed. this past easter she sat in her wheelchair all day just mumbling non stop. an average joe is typing this.
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Judith L London, PhD responded:
Hi 69lemans

It's hard to deal with this level of deterioration. The Alzheimer's Ass. at www.alz.org has a download detailing the stages of the disease. You may also call 800-272-3900 for the hand-out.

In my experience, it sounds like the disease has progressed into the late stages. I hope your girlfriend has help with her Mom; the local Alzheimer's Assn. may be able to give her some direction. It may be time to consider residential placement - there are some good facilities that accept medicaid as payment. They are skilled at taking care of these issues, which may permit your girlfriend to focus on how to find ways to relate to her Mom without the exhaustion of taking care of her physical needs.

Hope you guys get some relief,
Judy


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