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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. 35 People

    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 22-25, M Jul 8, 2013

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    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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    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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    My Grandad

    So, I've been caring for my grandad for a few months now. He has Alzheimer's, and we had problems with professional carers not doing their job properly (not giving him breakfast, not turning up on time) and so I took over. People seem to have a hard time believing an 18 year...
    rainbowbutterflyspoonface rainbowbutterflyspoonface 18-21, F Jul 23, 2013

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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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    Related Experiences

    I need advice, I'm going to be caring for elderly people soon, I got a job at a care home. But I'm a little nervous about working with elderly people who have dementia, as I have...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My sister has been in and out of jail since she was young she is now 25 with a 1 year old daughter and missed 11 months of her life in jail. My father is an alchoholic put nicely...
    thedaughtersisteraunt thedaughtersisteraunt 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I cared for my Mum who had MS for more than 20years. It's a huge responsibility, but I loved my Mum so much I could not stand by and watch her suffer. It was a long hard road at...
    faceily faceily 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I have lost the most important woman in my life, my mother, 5 years ago. It's still the most painful event in my life. Losing her unexpectedly, when everything seems okay after...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Often i'm sitting alone experiencing life alone that is when i have time to think about my experiences and situations. People have different levels of intelligence always wishing...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Care For Those Who Dont Even Care About Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Like relationship wise. But nobody cares for me at all. I'm just a waste of everybody's space..
    Imdestroyed Imdestroyed 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There's over one million youth caregivers in the USA. After my mom's 2nd heart attack and her heart surgery, I became her caretaker. I was 17 and about to start my senior year. I...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    April 2nd Last Year,It feels A lot longer than that endless nights grieving about loosing my Best friend i tried so hard to save you i went out searching for you EveryNight you...
    DepressedKidd DepressedKidd 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My son is in jail , he has been there for two years and hardly no one write him. And it's hard for me to watch him go through this . he wants me to keep his FB page active . But...
    matureandpretty matureandpretty 56-60, F Jul 2

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    Hello everyone,On July 1st, 2014 my son was transferred to a prison reception center where he is awaiting to be placed into another prison that he will stay at during the remainder...
    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I’m feeling really horrible at the moment so prepare yourself for a rather depressing story. I just really need to write to my heart’s content right now, so I’m sorry if it...
    thatgirlwithapen thatgirlwithapen 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Three years ago my good friend went missing. It was the last day of junior year in high school and she was dressed up nicer than usual. When I last saw her in the hallway she said...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I said bye to the only one l loved without expecting anything. I know it was a lost cause yet I can't stop it. I know no one can fill this gap. Should I Give Someone A Chance? Do...
    lonelyheartbroken lonelyheartbroken 26-30, M Jul 5

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    I'm really scared of my family members dying. I'm a senior in high school and my dad died three years ago. His death was really unexpected so after that I was like "Wow, it's true...
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Some people have only lost a few dear ones in their lives, that is difficult in any way, shape or form. I however have lost people my whole life, since age 5. A continual line...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jul 9

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    Firstly I am trying to cope with losing my beloved mother to dementia. Every time I see her she is more confused and less herself. It is very painful that although she is still...
    Romani52 Romani52 51-55, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend love smoking +5 packs a day depends on the mood and drink occasionally. He said if he stop smoking he will get fat. For me it's just in his mind. My grandfather also...
    pokwang1111 pokwang1111 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    So its been nearly 22 years since i lost my older brother and his son who was only a year old and was burnt alive in a fire. I never even met him but i still miss him and my...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I've just began seeing a psychotherapist for my grief! It's hard ,life is strange, I'm a very strong person who's had to deal with a lot, I feel my past experiences has made me the...
    dahliamoon dahliamoon 31-35, F Jul 6

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    I think about my sisters all the time . Wish I knew how to forget about them cause it make me sad every time I think about them
    Dbgang Dbgang 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I haven't been to EP in a long time, but i want to thank everyone again for their kind words about my loss. I recently found some friends of his, learned a little more about his...
    Lucinnda Lucinnda 51-55, F Jul 6

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    Hello. In April, my boyfriend got sentenced to 2 years for armed robbery but got it shortened for 6 months on early release/good behaviour. It isn't easy to start off with you, you...
    rhiannperry rhiannperry 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My dad went to jail recently for making meth. He might be facing thirty years, but I don't know because I told him to stop writing me about his problems after all the time he...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 13

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    It's sad to not get love and appreciation in return! Cuz truly it's great to know you are loved!! But always when I do a favor I'm honor and happy!! To help people it's a blessing...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I'm 38. Caring for my dying 59 year old husband. Been married 17 years almost and this is KILLING me. It hurts seeing him hurt so bad. It hurts not having him. He sleeps constantly...
    Amginn Amginn 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never had sex in my life I had chance tough but I'm kept my virginity for someone special who will put my wring on her finger
    noufuidea noufuidea 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I just like caring for people
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    No. Not the way i work. But i dont do favours unless i feel it in me to do them. Just being able to do one is payment enough.
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Jul 16

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    My parents, they are my comfort zone
    pokwang1111 pokwang1111 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    This man, I was blinded by love. After he turned me down and he chose the other lady with big breasts I was angry. 6 months later on the train I saw a man in the distance. He...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jul 6

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    December 2013 I lost my dad to suicide. not only did I lose my dad but I also lost my best friend. things aren't the same. I've had trouble sleeping ever since and Iay every night...
    madison1998 madison1998 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    My boyfriend of 3 years is in prison now. We have a son together I don't know what to do now. I miss him so much!!! I would really like to talk to someone that is going through the...
    luvustill luvustill 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Please talk about it. We are a non profit organization who helps others that have best friends and family members in jail-prison-incarcerated. Learn more about us at www.spw-BFF...
    SisterPrisonWivesBFF SisterPrisonWivesBFF 61-65 Jul 16

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    I hate going to work everyday and leaving my boyfriend alone. I work in a hospital and i am constantly checking the patient database to make sure he didn't overdose again and end...
    anburton00 anburton00 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    How are you ladies all doing? As some of you's may know I've split with my now ex who is still in prison, and I've now got a new boyfriend (he's not in prison). I still want to...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My auntie was my best friend. She committed suicide at 18yrs. The sudden death still hurts. I miss her soo much 20yrs on and I think of her every day. I dreamt of her and my granny...
    daisybell7 daisybell7 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    My cousin has cancer and shes supposed to be having a opperation shes only got a couple of months to live she wont go to her appointments she has a family and a happy life I dont...
    marshmel marshmel 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Why did he have to go? He was only a year old. ******* heartbroken.
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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