I Am Caring For Relatives With Dementia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    The Mom I Used to Know

    Mom is 83. Good german stock from the old country. She always had the typical german attitude which was that if you want it work for it. I noticed a change take place about 3 years ago when she lost her older male friend who was about the same age as her. She started acting dumb...
    meisteri meisteri
    61-65
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    Not Sure If It Is Dementia Or Not

    My father has been living with me since my mother died eight years ago.  However, lately his entire personality has changed.  He is nasty, wants to argue and fight all the time.  He is making up things or hallucinating and has become very paranoid.  He accuses...
    L0513 L0513
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    Watching Them Slip Away

    I hate Dementia !!! My Grandmother has dementia, and my mother is her primary carer, she lives with us. And i gotta say My mum is so strong, and I admire her so much... she has very little support from the family so she really works hard, and although i help, wherever i can. My...
    RainMan RainMan
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    Loving Daddy?

    What does that mean? What's love? Is it love that made me move back home after raising 3 sons (almost... youngest is 16) to care for my dad who is 88 and has CHF and mild dementia sometimes? Or is it the fact that I couldn't bear the guilt if I didn't? I'm not a nurse type. I'm...
    lcemmb lcemmb
    46-50
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    I Need Advice

    I am 29 years old, been feeling really sorry for myself lately, my dad has dementia-he lives with me and my family-husband,12 yr old step-daughter, and my first baby due in 8 weeks. Actually, we live with him-he gave us his house for nothing, it was his idea-not ours-and it came...
    gusthecat33 gusthecat33
    26-30, F
    Mar 21, 2011

    Its So Bad Its Almost Funny

    woke up this morning and wandered out to kitchen for coffee, dad is sitting in his chair as always, i wait for the daily complaint. he would never allow me to have 5 minutes to wake up before its all about him of course. he starts "excercising" his arm..moans and groans and...
    gusthecat33 gusthecat33
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    88 Year Old Mom With Dementia

    I have been caring for my Mom for 2 years with no help she is 88 years old. She really is easy to take care of since she is very happy and never angry.  My problem is my sister has moved away and NEVER helps.  I am EXHAUSTED!!!  My husband is 71 years old, I'm...
    jaschnel jaschnel
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    My Honey My Life

    YES MY HONEY OF 39 YEARS TOGETHER WAS DIOGNESED WITH DEMENTIA TWO YEARS AGO, HE IS A STRONG MAN WITH THE STRENGHT OF A HORSE ,NOW IS GOING DOWN I CAN TELL, HIS SHORT TERM THINKING IS GETTING WORSE , I AM NOT GOING TO LET HIM GIVE UP ,BUT I PRAY THAT EVERTHING THAT I AM DOING FOR...
    OLDIEGIRL OLDIEGIRL
    66-70
    Jan 15, 2011

    Lesson Learned

    I am an 18 year old homeschool student. I live at home with my adoptive parents (former great-aunt and great-uncle), along with my 16 year old sister. If I had to think of the best advice I have received from the mouth of my great-grandmother, It would probably be as follows; "It...
    LadyOrchid LadyOrchid
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2011

    My Grandma, It's Very Difficult

        My grandmother has dimentia and it has been very difficult for my family and I to deal with, as of course it is difficult for her as well. She has someone who stays with her during the day during the week and then she comes to stay with my parents and I at...
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    Jan 3, 2010
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