My father has alz. the disease is taking over really fast. I think his deafness plays a big role.

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Deafness is very isolating, and it also interferes with the ability to assimilate new information and keep the brain active. You are right that it may be contributing to the Alz. progression. Talk to his doctor and see if he thinks better hearing aids may help. This is going to be hard, so take care of yourself.
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He has one hearing aid he lost the other. Problem is he won't wear them and can't afford to buy anything else. Insurance does not cover the cost. He and mom were in denial of the disease and when mom passed away almost two years ago it hit dad hard and he has gone in a downward spiral since. He is now in adult breifs and needs help showering. We do have him in an assisted living home and they are really good with him but that boxes him up also. Every change sends him further down hill. Family and freinds don't understand until they visit him and then they say o' wow, I'm sorry you have to go through this. People don't know how fast he is changing and how hard it is until they are dealing with it or they see just a little bit of it. When will they find a cure not just knumb them up. They can transplant lungs and operate on the brain but can't figure out how to stop alz. I look into everything possible, scared to death I will also be inflicted with this horrible disease god created.
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