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Pat Nixon posted a status
"My husband, my partner , my friend passed away peacefully at 4pm on Oct. 11, 2017. I was with him and watched as he took his last breath."
18 hours ago
Kathy commented on Pat Nixon's status
"May peace, love and wonderful memories carry you through these days. Sending prayers"
yesterday
Kathy replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi Jennifer, Welcome to the group....one that none of us ever expected to join.  I have received such good advice from others in this group re progress, health insurance changes and just moral support.  I hope that things continue to go…"
Thursday
Jennifer replied to Admin's discussion Help Us Get to Know You
"Hi there, My 50 yr old husband had an ischemic stroke on July 29, 2017. We have been 8 hours from home,in rehab since then. His stroke was significant enough that the dr’s felt we should remove life support. We chose not to go that route. He…"
Wednesday
Jennifer posted a status
"We are heading home in 2 days, 3 mos post stroke. Therapy has been wonderful, but the need to be home is stronger."
Wednesday
Staci Blinn commented on Pat Nixon's status
"Pat, My heartfelt condolences are with you during this time. May the good memories give you peace and carry you through. -Staci (Careliving Community Administrator)"
Wednesday
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Staci Blinn replied to Admin's discussion Expert Speak
"Coping with Cognitive Impairment by Christian Wilson October 6, 2017 Caring for an individual with memory problems can be difficult and stressful. Even more stressful, however, is realizing a loved one—or yourself—may be beginning to…"
Tuesday

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Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Kathy on Thursday. 1176 Replies

This is a place to introduce yourself to the community. Share a little background about your situation and tell other caregivers your loved one’s stroke story. Talk about what interests you most…Continue

Expert Speak

Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn on Tuesday. 38 Replies

This area is for articles by healthcare professionals and other caregiving topic experts, written exclusively for Careliving℠ Community.Continue

I just want to help my friend.

Started by Jo in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Barbara Lambert Sep 8. 1 Reply

My friend had a stroke at age 24 caused by brain cancer(that she is still fighting)almost 3 years ago.She's not able to walk though has been doing physical therapy when she can and has all of her…Continue

to Kim Kelley whose post I found from 22-hours ago / talking about memory problems

Started by Joan Hall in Tell Your Story, Get Support Aug 28. 0 Replies

Kim, it is said that trials and struggles will provide us with the ability to look closely inside of ourselves – and discover the “core” of what makes us who we are.  Sunshine is warm and comforting,…Continue

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Wet, but not wet?

Posted by Sherene on August 28, 2017 at 12:34am 0 Comments

Hi,

Ever since my mom's stroke, one of her biggest trigger has been the feeling of wet diapers. She wants to be changed, but she is completely dry. When my dad tries to explain to her and show her that she's completely dry, she doesn't believe him. He gets upset and very frustrated and will say: I cannot take this any more.

Does anyone have similar experiences and if yes, what do you do?

Thanks.

Wet, but not wet?

Posted by Sherene on August 28, 2017 at 12:34am 0 Comments

Hi,

Ever since my mom's stroke, one of her biggest trigger has been the feeling of wet diapers. She wants to be changed, but she is completely dry. When my dad tries to explain to her and show her that she's completely dry, she doesn't believe him. He gets upset and very frustrated and will say: I cannot take this any more.

Does anyone have similar experiences and if yes, what do you do?

Thanks.

Hi, After my mom's stroke, her neuro doctor added Keppra as a preventative measure to her long list of medications. I was told and did research that Keppra is to prevent epilepsy/seizure, but has so…

Posted by Sherene on August 22, 2017 at 2:28am 1 Comment

Hi,



After my mom's stroke, her neuro doctor added Keppra as a preventative measure to her long list of medications. I was told and did research that Keppra is to prevent epilepsy/seizure, but has some serious side effects.



Recently, I spoke to her doctors regarding her medications and was informed that since she never had a seizure or epilepsy, she was going to be taken off of Keppra. When she was first weaned, she was displaying severe negative emotions. She would cry for… Continue

Reluctant Acceptance of a Changed life

Posted by Joan Hall on August 19, 2017 at 12:46pm 3 Comments

My name is Joan.  And I am a Caregiver.  It has been almost five years since my husband’s final major stroke.  Time has passed, but struggles continue.  I have been forced into a place of reluctant acceptance.  All that had once been normal has vanished, leaving a twisted version of “our happily ever after.”  My husband has no memory of who he once was (I wish I was that lucky).  John is not able to miss what he does not remember.  But unfortunately, I do remember.  I want to cry for him,…

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