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My farther was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and this has spread to affect his health in a major way, It has caused his health to sharply deteriorate, we recently found out that he now has diabetes and alzheimer .
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.Dementia is the name for a set of symptoms that includes memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia develops when the brain is damaged by diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is named after Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first described it. The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells that connect to each other. In Alzheimer’s disease, connections between these cells are lost. This is because proteins build up and form abnormal structures called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. Eventually nerve cells die and brain tissue is lost. The brain also contains important chemicals that help to send signals between cells. People with Alzheimer’s have less of some of these ‘chemical messengers’ in their brain, so the signals are not passed on as well.
I am trying to make my his home much safer and more suited for his conditions, as he continues his walk through life, he becomes more dependent on the assistance of his friends and family. He is able to do minor task by himself but with the new plan to convert his home we will restore his confidence in the safety of his home.
The plan is to add a ramp to the front of the house so he can easily move to an from the home on a electric chair that he uses for extended duration of movement, as a family we also plan to convert his bathroom so he is able wash himself and perform the basic care routines more independently.
The doctors have recommended to install a small wash basin in his room in case of emergencies. As his conditions continues worsen he is loosing his stability and requires aids and supports to unsure his upright posture and balance.
We greatly appreciate all kind words of encouragement and support as we take on the next chapter in the care of our loving father.