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Old 07-23-2021, 11:33 PM   #1
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This girlfriend I take care of is begin tested for Dementia. She has Bipolar type one and now has Dementia. She has a family history of it. She in the past leaves stuff on the stove on and forget till I say something. She leaves lights on all the time, But one thing she been good with taking her morning and nighttime medicine without forgetting.
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What kind of meds she’s on how long is she been on them?

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This girlfriend I take care of is begin tested for Dementia. She has Bipolar type one and now has Dementia. She has a family history of it. She in the past leaves stuff on the stove on and forget till I say something. She leaves lights on all the time, But one thing she been good with taking her morning and nighttime medicine without forgetting.
I am sorry that your girlfriend may have memory issues. I have a friend that I have to help organize things because they are not able to. The good thing is they do good with routines and those help them remember to do things.

How are you holding up with all these changes. Caregiving can be very stressful. Self care is so important for a caregiver to maintain to keep themselves on stable ground.

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Hospital says for sure she has Dementia. Does people with Bi-polar make up mental conditions some times?
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Hi Bob1960 - I am not sure what your girl friend might do, but the combination of bipolar and dementia can make coping more difficult.
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Tonight she is real bad with memory. Came home from a restaurant and she wanted more food after eat a large meal. She is now taking 100 mgs of here bi-polar medicine Latuda.
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@Bob1960 - I hear you things can happen that do not make sense. My SO when they are on antidepressants can get an unsatiable appetite which leads to weight gain. Nothing I say helps them cut back on food.

Hope you are taking care of yourself too. That is probably the best thing I do because if something happens to me, then who is going to take care of them?
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