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She was prescribed medication. I would like more information and would appreciate any comments. She is 92 years old. I am saddened and I just wish that this would not be happening. She had a rough life and it breaks my heart that she has this disease. She is an amazing woman and I just pray that God can still this disease from progressing. I also pray for everyone on this website of what they are going through with their loved ones every night. Thank you for all your support.

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I forgot to mention that she has support. My sister takes her at times to church and she has her church friends come and visit during the week.
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One more thing she has been experiencing hallucinations for quite some time and what has made this difficult is the hallucinations are towards a family member.
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My mom lives in her own home. She has thyroid problems and is on medication for that. She also has glaucoma and has been taking eyedrops for more than 15 years. I thought great she only has these two things going on with her life. Now dementia came into her life and I am so scared and worried. We have home attendant that comes out to help. Home healthcare service provide physical therapy once a week at times twice. A nurse comes out once a week to check her vital signs. My mom does not want to take the new medication and it is difficult because she gets very adamant about it. I saw her today and I explained to her what the doctor diagnosed her of having. She listened and I told her that I love her very much. That the medication will help and to try it. She took it last night; however, today is a different story. The blessing is I do have my sister who we both are really involved.
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My husband lived with LBD for ten years, which is a little longer than average. Since your mother is already 92 the disease may not shorten her life at all.

I wish for you that this wasn't happening. Dementia of any kind is a dreadful disease. But you will cope, and the goal now should be to make Mom's life as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

LBD does not progress in stages. (Alzheimer's does, and if you hear people talking about dementia stages, that is probably the disease they are referring to.) Some common early symptoms include hallucinations, problems with depth perception, paranoia, unsteady gait, tremors, and sleep issues. Not all patients have all symptoms and these may occur later rather than at the beginning.

One somewhat unusual characteristic of this form a dementia is that its intensity fluctuates. Patients have "good days" and "not-so-good days" and even good and bad hours. Just because long-term memory seems very good in the morning doesn't mean it will stay that way in the afternoon, and who knows what tomorrow will bring?

Often memory is not the greatest impairment. Executive functioning (judgment, decision making) may be more noticeably impaired.

LBD involves tiny "bodies" of a misformed protein in the brain. They can be anywhere, and depending where they are different symptoms will appear. The disease does progress ... it gets worse ... but whether the progression is very slow (it was for my husband) or relatively rapid (I've seen this in my support group) is unpredictable.
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I'm answering just to bump this post to the top. Realistically, your mom is 92, that is old as dirt! (humour there, my own is 97!). Has your mom got any other health problems? Where is she living now, her own home, AL, ??
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