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I Care For An Elderly Loved One

Caregiving for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, a close non-relative, this forum is not limited to those who care for a parent or parents. 39 People

    I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way.

    My grandfather was born in 1918 and up until several weeks ago had been living alone. Over the last several years, though, his home has been broken into; the first time, he was assaulted (and was well into his eighties when it happened). My children are 18, 17, and 17 and...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 2, 2011

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    The Come Back Grandpa

    So, this is my first post, I was just desperately need to share this story of mine somewhere. and thank god I found EP <3 here it is.. about 11 or 12 years ago my grandpa (from my mom's side) leave his family. he was the only person that could get the family money. Not that...
    RainaHarvard RainaHarvard 16-17, F Jan 12, 2012

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    Saving Someone You Love......

    my father is 72 years old with several medical conditions one being mod-severe aortic stenosis. over the past few months his symptoms seem to be getting worse. the problem is he would never survive traditionally surgery. I am hoping to hear other patients stories and experiences...
    ella0528 ella0528 41-45, F Mar 19, 2012

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    I'm back in my mothers home caring

    for her, My home is in another state. I have not lived here in over 20 years. Today I was taking her to an appointment. We were chatting in the car. I asked her, mom - that new building over there, do you know what it is? Her answer was, "that's somewhere where young...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F Oct 29, 2014

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    We have hit a "bump in the road",

    over the period of about six months I have started to care for an elderly parent. Things happened suddenly and now I am sharing the responsibility of full time care with my sibling. We rotate every two weeks. My priorities changed quickly and I am finding this time...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Video Calling To Help Care For Elderly Parents?

    We are conducting some research into how video calling could help care for elderly relatives. We've built a box that turns the TV into a really simple video calling device. We'd like to know if this could help families with older relatives? If so please tell your story below...
    MattSimmonds MattSimmonds 26-30, M Jul 8, 2013

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    My Sweet Uncle

    I was honored to have cared for my late Uncle 24/7 in his home from March of 2012 until this past December before he went into nursing care (when his medical condition exceeded my ability to care for him by myself). We laid the gentleman to rest on January 8th, 2013, in the plot...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So for quite some time I made something for the man in my life that I love. Our relationship is on the rocks right now and for Valentine's Day, I thought that it would be a good...
    XXBeautifullyCorrodedXx XXBeautifullyCorrodedXx 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yes we should. Men get so traumatized by anything having to do with a woman's period. We need to realize that it is far worse for her than we could ever imagine. We need to do...
    TexasBrian TexasBrian 36-40, M 18 hrs ago

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    One of my friends committed suicide like a week ago. Idk I feel responsible for not being there enough or whatever it was that she needed.
    rubbycat rubbycat 13-15, F 1 day ago

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      Valentine´s Day is near...just bear in mind these words and share the day with your loved one...:)
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I miss all of my loved ones who passed away. They are in heaven now
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    This would be so much fun to do! I bet there are some beautiful places in forests that no one even knows about. It would be nice to explore and maybe even stay there for a while...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to give everyone benefit of the doubt but after everything that happened by being betrayed and hurt by others. now, sometimes (if not most times) i'll watch my back with...
    EmaMisery EmaMisery 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes, I've been waiting since I was 19 years old. Now I'm 37 and still in the waiting room. I've never been married, never been engaged, but came close a few times. Plus, I've...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Looking for a strict one who is into age play
    Depressedteenager14 Depressedteenager14 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    It's so hard to get this **** out of my mind. I'm not terminally ill or anywhere near suicidal. I am in poor health though, I have a heart condition, I was hospitalised on New...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I ust wish I knew the reason why friends and loved ones exclude me from things they want me to support them through.
    hidden0ne hidden0ne 31-35, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are many aspects to the initial dating universe that has become more of a nuisance than good for men with good intentions for a relationship. One in particular that really...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M a week ago

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    I only did it for 5 days one time.
    john9421 john9421 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Just wanna share some weird experience i did plan before valentines day, 2 years ago. I have a friend that time who is really good to me, and he told me once that he likes me(like...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I cared for him when everyone else rejected him. I told him I was here for him when he was truly and utterly alone. He told me I was the most precious thing he had in his life. He...
    Iluvbeingme Iluvbeingme 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My dad in particular... That sick, sick man ruined my life, I became so desperate to have a father I would pay him my own money that I made working to keep him happy. I bought him...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Today is recognised as World Cancer Day. What a dreadful disease that claimed the life of my cousin ... a wonderful person. I count it a privilege to have been able to care...
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I get mine waxed monthly and every time there is less hair, he follicles are giving up. I've never liked hairy legs, on either gender. I enjoy the look and feel of smooth well...
    donontario donontario 61-65, M Feb 3

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    All I want is to love and be loved. I want to cherish the person I'm with and be happy with them. I want to be appreciated and cared for the way I deserve. I want someone who will...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I keep trying to forget what I did. The night my dad died I left the room. He was on hospice and he was at home. I hired someone to care for him 24 hours a day but I gave him...
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Oh, how my heart goes out to you. If only I could take away your pain. My heartfelt love and prayers go out to all who are experiencing a loss. Hopefully, I might bring you a...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Even though we are miles apart You are never far from my heart I loved you then I love you now It's always when and Never how Take me back to yesterday All the wonderful things...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 1

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    Dear Warm man, I have trouble showering you with compliments it flattery. So I shall put my feelings for you here and if they are meant for your eyes to see then they will find...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 1

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    all he cared for was sex, didnt make a difference to him that I was underage. he dumped me the moment I told him I wasn't ready
    Tatiana163 Tatiana163 16-17, F Jan 31

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    The ones you love that have left this great earth that is... I was sorting through mail this morning at work. A letter from a vendor showed up, and it just happened to be the...
    aczagutierrez aczagutierrez 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    im from puerto rico and in inglish we talk different and people vully me and hit me and tell me immigran i say b plz i got papers and thay all like bo u dont and they slam me to...
    yollo123 yollo123 13-15, M Jan 29

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    Looking for a mommy to baby me and care for me
    athomas16 athomas16 16-17, M Jan 28

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    Having Trouble With Dental Care? Check Out These Tips! Does the thought of going to a dentist make you nervous? Do you ignore your toothaches in the side that doesn't hurt you...
    dentalcareu dentalcareu 22-25, M Jan 28

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    After 20 years in retail. Finally got a career for life
    RagnarLothbrok RagnarLothbrok 31-35 Jan 28

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    Hey So I have been battling with my bipolarity and thus the crashing of depression waves that tear me since the past month. The woman I loved just left me, bleeding my heart out...
    Songsofheart Songsofheart 22-25 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I care forever one..........
    jacobnipper jacobnipper 13-15 1 Response Jan 25

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    Yes, I will marry you :) Yes, I will care for you in sickness and health :) and Yes, I Do :) <3
    Nelly123321 Nelly123321 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I am a quiet and easy to be bullied-girl type. Thats why its rare for people to care abt me. Then one day, i found a boy who really care about me, he know when i feel sad even if i...
    osh0412 osh0412 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I'm really glad... my father has been the recipient of a miracle! He was, essentially, a person without any abilities; he was unable to move anything on his left side, from his...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 25