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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F Oct 29

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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 3 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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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    How can I even survive in this life when the people who are meant to be closest to me use everything I say against me. I mean everything. I can't even talk without them quoting it...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Was a caregiver for father-in-law would be more precise. He has since passed. He had Parkinson disease and I didn’t even know what that was till he had it. That was before we saw...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Well, I'll try to keep this as short as possible.. I live with my mother who is bi-polar/schizophrenic and i do my best to take care of her and provide the things she needs but...
    Volumes Volumes 22-25, M Nov 28

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    But i lovedloved inuyasha.
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I pushed her away by acting on my own fears and I don't know if I can get her back. What do I do, I love her and cant live without her. but I am the one that makes her unhappy
    rockafella13 rockafella13 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I'm excited for thanksgiving but I'm not my great grandma passed away a year ago on thanksgiving it's gonna be so hard I'm so not ready for this I love you so much grandma Judith R...
    Babypandabear21 Babypandabear21 13-15, F Nov 20

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    I feel so bad for my kids who have already lost their dad. Now they lost an honorary uncle. Christmas just might really suck again this year.
    Rackshack Rackshack 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 2

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    Spread happiness in the lives of the people you love and make your own life happy too! Send Flowers to South Korea along with Cakes and Hampers from the online shopping sites for...
    koreaflowers koreaflowers 18-21, M Dec 9

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    ever since I was 10 I relied on my friends do get me through my problems. Lately my friends have been doing drugs and it feels as if they've ****** me off for drugs. I dont think I...
    StressedAndBandObsessed StressedAndBandObsessed 13-15, F Nov 21

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    haha......waiting for ur msges grt and see u soon yooooo
    ravalrocks ravalrocks 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    But I can't.  
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Dec 7

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    I woke up to find out my mother had past away when I was sleeping, I was 14. a few years before that, my grandmother. and a year before that my grandfather.
    Bitchenwolf Bitchenwolf 16-17, F Dec 7

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    Tonight at 5:45 PST my dad passed away. I am glad he is not suffering anymore but I'm so sad. I can't believe he's gone :(
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who are aging. As we grow older we look for the need for self-reliance and concentration at the job, however we don’t want...
    MargePabich MargePabich 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who're growing older. As we age we find the need for self-reliance and concentration at work, however we don’t like to...
    naomaschomp naomaschomp 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Bids for connection. It's not a term I invented. It is part of the research of John Gottman. Gottman has found that there are 3 things that all of us do to develop an intimate...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Forgiveness for a man I thought to be evil has been an amazing learning experience. Although its not complete, I have found it gives me control over the pain I once felt. I have...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I have been taking care of my grandfather for awhile now. He is in a wheelchair. My dad and aunt were supposed to be caring for him but neglected him instead. My grandfathers...
    edemylove edemylove 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I don't understand why you did what you did and blame me for you smashing my heart into a thousand pieces. You think I was bluffing when I said that I loved you? I don't...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    To the girl he left me for, I always wondered who you were and what you were like. I wanted to see why he chose you and not me. Secretly, I wanted you to be superficial and...
    missssyme missssyme 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 11

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    My boyfriend works 24/7 as he is a across the country truck driver and can be gone from home for 1 month to 3 months at a time. I feel like my life is passing me by and I want to...
    AngelicEssence AngelicEssence 36-40, F 12 Responses Dec 6

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    I can know it. It doesn't change it. Sometimes I am straving and striving so hard for it. At the end of the day I find myself alone in my tears. Sadness and disappointments...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F Dec 10

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    It's so silky that I only have to make use of the least amount; to apply I barely run the idea of my finger across the idea in the dropper after which you can glide the serum...
    Michael838w4jc6 Michael838w4jc6 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I don't like being spanked. I do like the fact that I'm a spanked girl. Now that you're totally confused. There is nothing about the actual spanking that I like. It hurts, stings...
    EmilyRenae EmilyRenae 18-21, F 17 Responses Nov 29

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    if you have someone in your life who genuinely cares about how your day went, and listens fully to the ****** up **** that goes on in your mind, and answers your texts or calls you...
    SrColins SrColins 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 26

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    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I found my ex after stalking facebook. I was still in love with him. We broke up over missunderstandings. We find each other and fall back in love. He goes to jail for four years...
    ctzellers ctzellers 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Hey! I know This really is so late getting to you, but needed to tell you about my hubby checking out the boudoir photo album I manufactured him of all the beautiful photos you...
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    Bettering your private home's Electricity effectiveness with ENERGY STAR may also help to decreased higher Electricity payments, improve comfort and cut down greenhouse gas...
    Anthonick826k7ka4 Anthonick826k7ka4 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm going to a new school and I'm hoping that I can find a loving girlfriend that I can cuddle with. I'm kind of scared though because my last girlfriend ignored me and left me...
    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F Dec 10

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    Daniel389a2xvi Daniel389a2xvi 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I'm a Christian and I'm supposed to be thankful in all circumstances. It's kind of hard for me to find joy or be thankful in my circumstance though. I fell in love with a woman...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I don't feel like I can rely on anyone. I don't feel like anyone truly cares for me. I just wish I could have any relationship with mutual love and respect. I just wished someone...
    Brokenandvulnerable Brokenandvulnerable 22-25, F Dec 1

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    A few years back I met a man who was awesome in so many ways. We had enough similarities to hold a decent conversation, yet enough differences to keep things interesting. Like me...
    SadZwiebel SadZwiebel 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Last night was the hardest night of my life. Almost three years ago, I met a wonderful man. Clever, intelligent, funny, respectful : someone a lot of women would call perfect. He...
    FromDuskTillDawn FromDuskTillDawn 22-25 Dec 8

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    For once I feel the girl I am with actually loves me and cares about me as much as I c love and care for her. I'm used to feeling like a bother with my girlfriends and its a...
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I LOVE THE IDEA OF BEING IN LOVE I WANT LOVE SO BADLY SOMEONE SHOW THAT THEY CARE FOR ME AND MAKE MY DAYS BETTER AND JUST LOVE ME
    Tiger047 Tiger047 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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