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My 89 yr old dad with vascular dementia has been living with me for the past 2 years. I work full time and have in home caregivers M-F, and some hours on Sat and Sun. In the past 6 months or so he has started talking non-stop... often talking to or arguing with the characters on TV. Sometimes its a repeating phrase, Oh Me, Oh My, Oh my god. When asked what's wrong he says nothing, it's just all he knows how to say. We've tried offering NEW phrases but he goes back to the old ones. The caregivers seem to be able to tune it out, but I just can't for some reason. I get out for a few hours but as soon as I'm back, that's all I hear. It's starting to drive me crazy! Anyone else found strategies for dealing with this? It's the first thing he says in the morning and the last thing he says at night.

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My husband is a chatter in the early, early morning starting out with something that really bugs him and/or very negative. Sometimes I want to scream. He uses language on me if I don't stop and get what he feels he needs or listen to his every clinging word. I know his world has gotten smaller, but mine has gotten exhausting! Cannot get anything done to save me.
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My dad with ALZ talkes even when eating and sleeping...LOL And this can make eating and sleeping difficult...
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My MIL also has vascular dementia and rambles on and on. That is why she is in Assisted Living, where she can repeat herself as much as she wants. You really do have to protect your own sanity.
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