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Concerned about my mother
#1
My mother is in her early sixties and has had memory issues for several years. It used to be harmless things like not being able to remember the name of a movie or TV show even though I would remind her every time. More recently, she has trouble remembering conversations that we have had. She will tell me the same things over and over, and I have to remind her that she already said that. She remembers things from her past quite well, but seems to be having trouble retaining newer information. It's also worth noting that her mother died from Alzheimer's related complications.

Are these typical age-related memory issues, or are they signs of something worse? She is still working and does well at her job, and she is still very mentally present and doesn't seem to get confused easily.
#2
I'm afraid i cannot answer your question, but i am hoping the next one who will post will have an anwer to all of your questions. all i can do for now is to wish your mother best. Prayers sent.
#3
With serious issues like this, I think it's best to consult a physician. It's better to know the exact diagnosis and be able to prevent any more symptoms as early as we can. I'm sure that with age, people tend to forget certain things. But we can't really discern completely whether your mother's forgetfulness is normal or not. Sorry if I'm not much help too.:(
#4
Hi there, I agree with Briannagodess's suggestion that taking advice from a physician is good idea. Well, as per your description, it seems that your mother must be suffering from dementia. Memory loss, less ability to focus, difficulties with abstract thinking, etc are some symptoms of dementia. My mother in law is also suffering from this and since we are not able to take that proper care of her due to our busy schedule, we had recently shifted her to []assisted living NJ[] facility.
#5
My wife is a suffering from Alzheimers and thus can easily relate to what other caregivers has to say. We often tend to crack under pressure taking care of ailing loved ones. In case of patients with Alzheimers and dementia, they often are irritated and agitated which inturn tests the patience of those taking care of them. We often ignore our own health. That is why it is said that family members who provide care are themselves at risk. Today there []are many assisted living services programmes[] available which provides services from memory exercises to games to keep a check on their mental deterioration. In my case, our family is still taking care of my wife. Stress homones can often lead to high blood pressure. They often juggle between their job tensions and their personal tensions.




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