• Posted by Dana Hn on November 22, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Hello…

    Very very new here. I’m caregiving for my 92 year old father who had been loosely diagnosed with aphasia. This :diagnosis” is no where on his records as he had been under the care of a visiting physician program with his insurance when we were told this back in 2018. This was very frustrating to me and I finally got him to switch from his insurance program menagerie to a local GP. He hadn’t been there very long when he went into a facility in Feb 2023 (which was very bad in terms of what he needed). I have since brought him home and am caring for him since I’ve had prior experience in the field.

    He seems to have “agrammatism” and has minor episodes with speech, until I can get him to slow down while patting him on the back and I tell him to “take 5”. After a few minutes this seems to pass. But I do not fool myself as I know something could be lurking right around the corner.

    He’s very “clear” for 92. Holds conversation well, and functions articulately well also.

    I’m hoping to learn alot more here with you all. It scares Dad when it happens and it doesn’t happen often. Vascularly, the Dr. at the hospital that Dad was at recently, said that he has “vascular build up” which can be termed as a dementia. I’m not a Dr., but he does NOT display dementia.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thank you so much.

    Brenda Castro replied 3 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Brenda Castro

    Member
    November 26, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Hi Dana,

    What a blessing to still have your 92 year old dad around and for his mind to be so sharp. God bless you for your efforts to do the best for him. That just touches my heart.

    I would suggest you know your dad better than anyone else and you keep searching for answers and the doctor who is listening to you and giving you sound advice for your dad. You are your dad’s advocate.

    I’ve sent a note to Colette a few minutes ago to encourage her, she is on this forum too. And I spent a long time putting my thoughts down and now I need to get ready for church. So Dana, I will try to get back with you soon. Your dad is blessed to have you as his daughter.

    Sincerely in Christ love,

    Brenda

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