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Tue May 8, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. This is good to hear -- from my experience with MiddlefingerMomMom, I had doubted it was Alzheimer's

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That usually has a relatively long, incremental progression -- although many of the symptoms you
described are the same.
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MFMM had gone through a stage of yelling... even paranoia (she thought the staff was stealing her
"stuff" (turns out they had hired a weekly cleaner at home who had ripped them off steadily and
mercilessly). The good part was that she eventually reached that childlike state where she was
very happy (and very sweet) the vast majority of the time. I would take in Oz books (both her and
my favorites from our childhoods) and read them to her. She seemed blissful as she was reintroduced
to some very old, very good friends in those books. I was having a great time, too.
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The worst part (that was actually very cute) was that she would ask (beg) me not to tell "Mother"
that she had been naughty the night before (it was always some small child's transgression). "Mother"
had passed away fully 50 years prior to that.
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She didn't know exactly WHO I was, but she liked me a lot. That was enough.
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Vibes still headed your way.
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A "Lefty" was the inspiration for my username -- YOU find the parallels.
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