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Hi Sue and Dave:

It seems like many of us are dealing with dementia issues these days. My father has multi-infarct dementia as the result of many little TIA's (mini-strokes). Some days he is just fine and others he displays some signs of confusion. On those days it may be accompanied by a bit of agitation (just can't settle down). Those are the days I worry about.

I have woken up in the morning finding the door to the carport wide open! One day I caught him going outside and trying to get into the car without the keys. So, of course, I keep the door bolted now when I am not available... It's like moments they not only forget what they were doing but perhaps weren't even sure in the first place?

Anyhow, that is how things are with our little dementia "demons" - ;-). Just those crazy moments - sometimes in the mornings or sometimes in the middle of the night... But it can be a time of tough decisions especially when both the mind and body begin to go... Hang in there, Dave and Sue! Wishing you two the best in dealing with life changes.

Take Care, Glenda


[This message has been edited by glenderella (edited 04-02-2006).]
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