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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 11/30/10
My husband had a stroke seven weeks ago. He cannot speak. He can move around, but he sleeps all the time and will not eat. He has been on an anti-depressant for a week and I am seeing an improvement. However, he is so forgetful, he cannot remember to even wash his hands. I am not sure of the damage he has suffered. We are poor and on Medicaid.  Trust me, there is no hope through that! I am trying to do what I can and cannot find ANY support group in my area. My husband is 53 years old and he acts more like a five-year-old. HELP ME, PLEASE.
 
CL
Angier, NC


 

 

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Name: J Chan
Location: San Marino, CA
Date: 11/30/2010
Time: 09:57 PM

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I tried to look for a support group a few years back (my wife had strokes 7 years ago) but couldn't find a 'suitable' one. I was being too picky. I wanted to have a group that had similarities to my situation. I couldn't find such a support group but when I let my criterion widen, I was surprised that, not only did I find a great group but even though our situations were different, we had many similar experiences. I was able to share and compare notes. See if you can find a support group for caregivers of dementia or even elderly parents. You may find there are many things that you will have in common.



 







 

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