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  1. Family
    My dad had a stroke that cause memory loss. After several months, I was able to get him on disability. When he got his back pay, he spent it (over $20,000) at the "man's club". His mortgage goes unpaid, his car loan is behind, his medical insurance was dropped, etc. Now he spends every $ that...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am an eclectic person. I realize one of my overriding traits is frugalness. My mom used that word a lot. I lost Mom in September of this year. She had dementia and had gone from being a warm, outgoing woman to an almost silent one. I feel like I need some new beginnings so I decided to...
  3. Multi-generational/multifamily
    My husband and I have been living with his mother since he lost his job in 2007. I am on disability. Earlier this year my MIL had 2 serious falls-landing on her head and it's possible that she's had some small strokes. She has lost periods of time. Her sister's marriage, her parents death, my...
  4. Health and beauty
    http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/brain-and-behavior/2008/03/26/belly-fat-is-linked-to-dementia-risk.html You've heard the message: Having a bulging belly can be detrimental to your health. Extra weight around the midsection is known to increase one's risk of diabetes, heart disease...
  5. Health and beauty
    Who Needs B12? Skol! Daily tipple for older women pushes away dementia? Evidence continues to mount suggesting the benefits of moderate drinking to overall health with a new study on over 4,000 older women finding a daily drink could sharpen the mind. 24/01/2005...
  6. Support
    Does anyone have any experience with this at all?? Sometimes mom is completely lucid - usually when she is bitching about something and then other times "she gets lost" and uses our bathroom instead of hers. This morning at 3:00 Am we woke up with her standing over us - Bruce was livid - she...
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