Category: Dementia

Contrasts

Looking for some light TV entertainment a couple of weeks ago, I decided to watch an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a 1969-1974 BBC television series I hadn’t watched in many years. It was just what I remembered: zany, high-energy, silly… British humour on steroids! Did I mention silly? It was great fun to …

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Christine Bryden: A conversation about dementia

Yesterday, July 17, 2014, was the 5-year anniversary of Vicki receiving her diagnosis of having something called “Frontotemporal Dementia” (FTD), and was told she had only 6 months to 2 years left to live. I visited Vicki 4 weeks later. She’d been trying to find out as much as she could about this disease. One …

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Do Not Ask Me To Remember

Do not ask me to remember

When we saw it, Vicki and I each wanted to share this message with you. It captures this time in Vicki’s life so clearly.

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Dementia + Drug Treatments: Complicated at Best

I fired up the laptop to write a post about a report our friend John Sandblom shared with Vicki about higher mortality risks with antipsychotic drugs often used with older dementia patients (U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Public Health Advisory: Deaths with Antipsychotics in Elderly Patients with Behavioral Disturbances; later confirmed in Europe). But my post …

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Elbow Texting: Call for Help

Roller Coaster

I’ve been visiting Vicki for a few days. When I arrived, Vicki was having one of the best days she’d had in quite a while. I haven’t seen her with this much energy in a long time. She told me she’d had a great visit with her daughters the evening before, and was enjoying a …

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