Alzheimer's

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    My grandmother has had severe Alzheimer's for the past 10 years. She hasn't drank a drop over the past decade (no fluids whatsoever) she hasn't drank a drop of a liquid in 10 years and she is currently being fed through an IV tube connected to her stomach...

    Apparently the other day she picked up a bottle of booze (Jack) and started drinking it and now she has a taste for booze...

    It's almost like the movie "Awakening."

    It's an odd bit of progress...

    She loves wine.. :lol:
     
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    Good wine is good for the mind!:eusa_angel:
     
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    How can you have severe Alzheimer's for ten years?
    Do you mean she has Alzheimers and now it has gotten worse? And if she is on feeding tube is she at a nursing home? Because most of the time they put them on hospice not a feeding tube.
     
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    My Mother had Altzheimers...she developed it in her mid 80's and died when she was 91. It's a very sad disease seeing your loved one's dwindle away to nothing...especially when they were so strong and vibrant at one time.

    The memories you shared with that person become one sided and the Altzheimers patient lives very much in the moment. The past is gone and the future non-existent...the moment is where it's at for the Altzheimers patient.
     
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    Dat's why Uncle Ferd got Granny mowin' the lawn...
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    Any kind of physical activity lowers Alzheimer's risk
    17 Apr.`12 - Cleaning house and doing yardwork are taking on new importance. A higher level of physical activity — not just exercising — is linked to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even in people over 80, suggests research published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

     
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    My mom got (and died) of the worst kind. They say it's a 2-5 year life expectancy, and she made it seven. She was just a shell at the end. I think the hardest thing about it was watching that steel trap of a mind erode to dust. The best part was she forgot all the rage, and spent at least a couple of years as a sweet little old lady.
     
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    possum got his lil chemistry set out, fermentin' aspirin to give Granny - he worried she gettin' awful forgetful...
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    Old Medicine May Have New Role in Alzheimer's
    April 27, 2012 - Immune globulin shows promise in lab mice
     
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    I had alzheimers once, but I forgot when that was.
     
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    No she has had Alzheimers for the last 10 years and started drinking recently. She has not drank an ounce of ANY liquid for 7 years or so I suppose. Now shes drinking booze. :lol:

    She has around the clock nursing care at her home (my uncle stays with her too)...
     
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    It's been a decade since my grandmother started to have major symptoms....

    My grandmother knows where everything in the house is tho, she walks up flights of stairs and walks around the house (almost like a zombie tho) but she knows where her room is and where to go when she wants to lay down...

    She refused to drink or eat for the last 7 years and and had to be fed through a tube with "Pedia Sure" - I guess that has changed... I was shocked when I heard the news...
     
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