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'S' and Dementia

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:57 pm
by Ernest
'S' is a personal friend, who was diagnosed with Dementia several years ago.

She has had, upto now, a good quality of life, with the progress of the disease, slowed down by medication. However, the disease is no longer responding to medication prescribed and 'S's condition has quickly worsened.

:votive1: Prayers for 'S' that different medication will disable the progress of the disease.

:votive1: For her spouse (her carer) that he will be supported by the appropriate services to allow 'S' to remain in the family home.

:votive1: For those responsible for supporting 'S' and her family that they provide the best support and advice and for her parish members and friends who are distressed by the changes that the disease is bringing about.

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:41 pm
by Caroline
Amen. :votive1: :votive1: :votive1:

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:23 pm
by PHIL_S
Amen

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'S' and Dementia

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:47 pm
by Joe Parrish
Hi Ernest, :)
One of my older parishioners at a church many years ago developed dementia, before most all memory problems began to be called Alzheimers, and she was single and without any close family but very fit physically as a former ice skater. The church was large and sort of wrapped itself around her and arranged for over a hundred different parishioners visits since we were unable to have the nursing home where she had been on the board to take her in for many months. By the grace of God I was able to arrange for two very wonderful African American Seventh Day Adventist nurses aides to stay with her 24/7 for very modest fees in addition to the parish visits. Dementia can be a very difficult malady to cope with and takes a huge amount of care, so families are more than not frequently unable to shoulder the burden for very long. After nearly a year, the nursing home developed a specialized floor for dementia patients, admitted her, and took excellent care of her until she finally passed away.
We still visited, but the challenging feeding and bathroom tasks were very competently cared for.

We will pray for S and hope her family can find the kind of gentle and careful help she may need.
Peace and prayerful blessings,
Joe :praying:

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:32 pm
by Joe Parrish
Here's something I had never considered about dementia before:

The Surprising Habit That May Help Prevent Alzheimer's - sleep on sides or stomach
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By: Caring.com
January 19, 2016

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:58 am
by Emle
:votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
For the most suitable care plan to be offered that will benefit S and her husband

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:59 pm
by Joe Parrish
Emle wrote: :votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
For the most suitable care plan to be offered that will benefit S and her husband
:praying: Amen :praying:

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:55 am
by Jennifer
Emle wrote::votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
For the most suitable care plan to be offered that will benefit S and her husband
:votive1: Amen :votive1:

'S' and Dementia

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:01 pm
by BecksC
Praying for S :votive2: