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My dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's 2 years the diagnosis came around after my mums concerns about his short term memory problems.
After diagnosis he was put on Aricept and he still has a good quality of life as he knows everyone and where he lives etc but has serious short term memory issues. We have had a really tough year as my mum (who is my dad's main carer) took a massive brain bleed and has lasting problems now. I probably didn't realise how bad my dad was until I was in sole charge of him.
I have been really shocked tonight though as I asked him to write a Christmas card to my mum and he couldn't do it, it might seem a small thing but he actually couldn't write, I asked him to do the letter M and all he did was scribble?
I just feel a bit lost and I'm concerned about what is in front of us, he has retired from work in Feb and won't go out ... therefore I feel that sitting in front of TV every day all day is making him worse and his brain is just shutting down?
I really welcome any help and advice.
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