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If so what kind of dementia has your loved one been diagnosed with?

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RosannaM...he has FTD dementia...he's only 64 years old...doesn't know anyone...so very sad. We pay these 'homes' big bucks (private pay) and they don't even step up with the care these people deserve! I'm sad...but mostly angry that they get by with...and it's not even my husband! My sister is about at her wits end...and almost out of money...and has health issues herself that we need to take care of. Thank you for letting me left off steam...and this board helps find out things.
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My husband had LBD. We didn't have many instances of this, but I knew immediately what you were talking about. Death grip on walker ... "Honey, you can let go of the walker now, and sit in your recliner." Tighter grip. I never pried his fingers off. Handing him something sometimes got him to let go and take the object from me.
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The staff need to get with the program...many people experience this but what i understand its more prone to LBD...my mother was not diagnosed with that kind of dementia. What kind of dementia was yr brother inlaw diagnosed with?
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My brother in law is experiencing this...even with his wife! it's frightening how quickly this can happen...and without any warning! And it seems no one at all the 'homes' he's been in know anything about it...or how to deal with it. especially weekend staff!! they seem to 'bring out the worse' in these patients...most don't have the basic skills needed! and Administration act like you're crazy...its so FRUSTRATING!!!
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It is when a dementia patient grips on to things so tightly that they can cause damage...you have to pry each fingr off. The sufferer could be so frail but the grip is like superhuman.
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Can you explain what a death grip is?
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