Thanks Judy, I've went to the doctor with G'ma twice, next time I'll ask if they have determined the actual cause...G'ma was diagnosed about 6 or 7 years ago with dementia, right after G'pa died. She broke her hip shortly after that. I've heard that it sometimes starts after hospital stays...I think that genetics play a role in my G'ma's case....quite a few of her 9 siblings had Alzheimers..... I'm glad I found this site, thanks to all who replied!! TraciView Thread
Thanks Dave...my grandma never went to the doctor on a regular basis, so when I tell her that the doctors said so, she usually has a pretty colorful reply...I'm learning as I go along...I'm sure this site will help, it's nice to be able to talk to others that are going thru similar situations TraciView Thread
I'm caring for my Grandmother that we think is in the last stages of Dementia, getting ready to cross the line into Alzheimers.... When she asks me a question, it always turns into 20 questions, (or more)...It seems that if I answer her truthfully about her situation, et..... why can't I drive?.. who said I couldn't live by myself?.. who says I quit smoking?... what do you mean I was in the nursing home?.... then she gets more and more confused about the answers, hence more questions....I don't want to lie to her, because I wouldn't want to be lied to...,, I moved from Florida to Indiana to take care of her so she could be at home and have better quality of life, not that the nursing home was bad, she just cried all the time about wanting to go home.... So I guess my question is.... Should I lie to G'ma, since most of the questions are not 'life or death' to keep her from being go confused? and she's not gonna remember anyway.... Feeling incapable in Indiana View Thread
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