My brother had massive stroke November; he is also a diabetic; He's at home now, but with significant short term memory loss; neuro-psych says he will never work again & probably won't get any better; says he is like an Alzheimer's victim; brother lives in mid-Michigan; we're struggling with the prognosis; his wife tries hard, but is having tough time with him and being "without" him to help support her and the kids. Us brothers and sister are trying to help as much as possible, but feel inadequate, at best.
We are looking for help: a support group? a blog site? people in similar situations that might be able to provide some insight and/or advice? success stories? miracle drugs/treatments? voodoo? whatever? etc? Help us if you can.
My brother has always been very active, damn smart, and independent. It is so sad to see him like this. He's only 51 yrs old.
The diabetes only adds to the complication. They have a difficult time managing his diabetes because he has a tough time remembering what to do, what to eat, how much to exercise and when. His motor and speech skills are ok.
Please help if you can. Even commiseration is cool