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    • CommentAuthorLeighanne
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    Robert just continues do improve with the alzheimer's meds Exelon and Namenda. He has been doing housework and has started cooking evening meals. He bought a cookbook and he follows the instructions - he couldn't have done this a few months ago.

    Now I'm starting to wonder......would he be able to work? Should we pursue a job for him? We have finally gotten all of the SSI disability and his retirement pension up and going. I'm sure that if he did get a job all of that would be impacted. Of course, we have no idea how long this improvement will last.....

    I haven't brought it up to him, because he seems fairly happy right now (and I really appreciate coming home to a home cooked meal everyday ha/ha.)

    I don't know. I guess I should just keep things as they are and not rock the boat....???

    What we do "know" is that meds have a time limitation.
    You raise an excellent question. Not really answerable, in the sense that an answer would be a guess.
    I don't think I'd do anything that would jeopardize the SS and pension. The Dx which made him eligible for those exists as much
    now as it did before the improvement you're seeing on meds. I don't think putting them at risk would be, in any way, a good financial
    trade-off, given the probable statistical outcomes.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008

    I'm so happy to hear Robert is doing well, but I agree with Emily. I WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO JEOPARDIZE THE SS AND PENSION.

    He must be feeling so good about himself now. Maybe you could look for volunteer opportunities for him to keep him busy and keep his self-esteem up.

    • CommentAuthorNorthstar
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    What great news! It is so nice to read that your dear husband is doing so well!
    I would agree with Joan, maybe a volunteer job would be ideal for him, he would feel good about himself and well as helping others.
    As well this will not do anything to his pensions. As well if he does have a bad day it would be easy to stay home from a non paying postion.
    Good luck
    • CommentAuthorAnn*
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    I agree with everyone else,I would NEVER rock that boat.
    I'm glad things are going well for you!
    • CommentAuthoringe
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    Leighanne, it's so great to get some good news for a change. Hope hubby's improvement continues and I agree with everyone else- don't rock the boat.
    • CommentAuthorpat
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    Awesome news, Leighanne. Ditto to all above, So so happy for you guys. Enjoy your good times with LO and leave all paper work in progress. It is too hard to do much less re-do.
    Thanks for sharing,