I didn't know my dad was a VIP!

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How cute! I'm glad your VIP dad enjoyed his Mexico vacation too! It is nice that his delusions are fun.

My grandma had alzheimer's and she didn't recognize grandpa some of the time. She would be scared because she was 15 and there was a strange old man in her house. And she had to get home because her dad would be mad at her for being gone so long. Not fun memories for her at all. At first, we would try explaining it was her husband, but she'd look at you like you were crazy and say that old man couldn't be her husband! We'd just say we thought it was someone else and tell her it was a family friend so she wouldn't fear him.

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I had a friend who had her Dad with Alzheimers live with her. It was so draining on her. One day he ended up at my house. I lived behind her. I came home from the store (small community, didn't lock my house) & he was at my dining room table eating a sandwich he made from my kitchen. I was so concerned not to embarrass him. I called my neighbor & she came to get him. She told me not to worry becuz he wouldn't remember this.
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It's a terrible disease and it is very sad to see him slowly deteriorate. The dementia is just one of a whole armload of unpleasant symptoms. But sometimes he gets a lot of enjoyment from his hallucinations. Last week he thought he was in Mexico instead of cold, snowy NJ. Good for him!
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide

My dad has Parkinson's (just diagnosed a couple of years ago) and so far, he's lucky that it hasn't progressed much but it does make me sad to think of him deteriorating like that. It's a horrible and very frustrating disease.
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My father was diagnosed in 1994, and he's had a fairly typical progression, with many good years until recently. The end stages are ugly, I won't kid you.

I thank my father often for having the foresight to draw up a will, a living will, and a power of attorney long before he became disabled. And he showed me where all his important papers are and went through all his investments with me. Many Parkinson's patients (and other people) are reluctant to do this, and the caregiver has a hell of a time if the finances and paperwork are in chaos.
I should start by explaining that my dad has late-stage Parkinson's Disease, and along with this he gets a lot of hallucinations and delusions, partly from the disease and partly from the medications. Mostly it's harmless stuff, like he thinks there's an airport runway in the parking lot outside his condo.

Yesterday I called him and he said, "Call me back later, I'm talking with the Secretary of State."

I asked if it was Hillary or Condi? He seemed to think it was Henry Kissinger.

So I called again in twenty minutes. This time he was talking with the Secretary of Defense, the entire Cabinet, and the President!

I told him I was sorry I missed that, and he said the President is a pretty nice guy.

Best delusion EVAH!
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
I am so sorry about your dad...but I am so glad that you have this light moment with him...that's great. And a FABULOUS memory for you.
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All of these stories remind me of the movie Lars and the Real Girl.
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I haven't seen it, what's it about?
My father was diagnosed in 1994, and he's had a fairly typical progression, with many good years until recently. The end stages are ugly, I won't kid you.

I thank my father often for having the foresight to draw up a will, a living will, and a power of attorney long before he became disabled. And he showed me where all his important papers are and went through all his investments with me. Many Parkinson's patients (and other people) are reluctant to do this, and the caregiver has a hell of a time if the finances and paperwork are in chaos.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
The end stages are tough, I'm sorry you are hitting that point right now. My grandpa's battle with Parkinson's ended 3 years ago this past November, but some days it feels like yesterday. He lived for 25 years with the diagnosis, and all but the last 5 or so were very rich and rewarding for him and for his large family.
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