20. March 2010 20:31
My BFF's mom has sudden onset dementia due to anesthesia, with bilateral cerebral atrophy in the frontal lobes. She also has chronic pain from failed back surgery. Mom's home is in Westmoreland, but she is now living in Allegheny county (Monroeville.) Are there any local resources for respite, adult day or other care?
And how might she pursue speech therapy for a language deficit (word finding.) She has been assessed for stroke but that was negative. She has periods of clarity, and then complete confusion. Sometimes she just cannot find words.
23. September 2009 15:25
My mother is starting to imagine "events" that, in reality, haven't happened. Some of what she says is rather bizarre, and she realizes it, but swears that it's real. Otherwise, she seems fine and is fully functional. What are we dealing with, and how should we convince her to have herself evaluated? She insists that these "happenings" are real, and I'm sure that she won't be very willing to agree to professional help. Thanks!
18. August 2009 17:56
How do I locate blind services for my elderly father?
29. April 2009 18:03
Hi! Mom is a senior citizen. She just went to her eye doctor today but we came back home because the total cost is too high. My mom is still working, she works in the field. She's low income. I was wondering if you have a program for senior citizen benefits like for eye care and other benefits. My mom couldn't afford her eye glasses. She's having a hard time with her eyesight. Hope you could help her out. Thanks!
7. February 2009 12:48
My mother in law has huntington disease in early stage. She is fully functional and living alone but has slipped into a serious depression despite medications. She is 61 years old and not quite ready for a nursing facility but cannot live alone anymore. She is presently on Disability. There is no money that can be paid towards a Personal Care facility. What are my options for her?