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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been a carer for my mum since last year November (2013). She was diagnosed with post traumatic disorder and chronic depression. My mum had a child marriage and suffered...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    My father lived on his own for 10 years after my mum died. One day he was sold the wrong kind of mattress by some cold caller, and he fell out of bed and broke his ankle. After...
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    If you have read my other story that I posted in this experience, you would know I lost a lot of important people throughout my life, people who I love dearly, I posted that story...
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    i just feel lonely since ive moved, it seems everyones forgotten about me. yup, i can and will go out and make new friends, but i just feel awfully lonely as i am by myself in...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    My boyfriend and the father of my child was very dear to me. He was a wonderful and amazing person. It's actually very recent. His buddies went out to a bar in Baltimore city one...
    Saywhatyouwantdragon Saywhatyouwantdragon 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I miss someone Who I used to talk to every morning and afternoon. I used to eat with her. She was a pretty much older lady. She worked at my school. When I found out she died. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 11

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    Yesterday evening I came from my college , I took a bath and then I came in front of mirror and tried to forget my depression (that I'm I depression because I'm not real I am that...
    pracie pracie 18-21, T Oct 12

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    I am afraid that it's becoming my grandmothers time to go. I'm so far away from her and when my grandpa was dying I couldn't be there. I honestly can't imaging a life without my...
    chanel0408 chanel0408 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriends been in prison for 7 months now, we've a long way to go yet.... It's hard to talk to your friends sometimes because you feel they don't understand you. Somedays it...
    rubyflower4 rubyflower4 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am always here for anyone and everyone who has problems that need to be solved or listened to ❤️
    Crazychick123456 Crazychick123456 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I would be in a horrible state if my mom or dad died ( I'd be dead ) ( not literally)
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I bruised and cut up my knuckles/hand like crazy the other day. my uncle died less then 3 weeks ago and the anger is just now getting to me. I can't answer the question "how are...
    brown2306 brown2306 16-17, F Sep 26

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    Well I got a letter from my ex yesterday. He seems to slowly be coming around to talking to me and just being mates. I asked him if he wants me to visit him, I haven't sent the...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Isn't it the best feeling in the world when they call and you get to hear their voices? Nothing better in the world! <3
    nadiyalena nadiyalena 26-30, F Oct 1

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    My grandma passed away on the 1st we buried her on the 3rd. Today is the 9th almost a full week she's been gone. I had a quick short dream about her it seemed so real to the touch...
    Amerson20 Amerson20 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    It's been 7 years since I've seen his face. He was the absolute love of my life. Each day living without him still hurts as much as the last. How I wish I could pick up the phone...
    asterinight asterinight 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I think my dad is sick. He smokes a lot and I hate it. He doesn't like to admit when something is wrong. Tries to make sure we don't worry. I overheard him talking on the phone...
    PlutoBox PlutoBox 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    And of something disastrous happening to me.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im such a daddy's boy and comes to show that every time I think about my dad in any a hostage situation or pain...I cry...I do.
    neffi neffi 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I already lost my dad and no I worry a lot that my mom, stepdad, or sister is going to die and then what will happen.
    bvbandmcr bvbandmcr 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I lost 5 relatives in the last 5 years so I'm really scared I'm going to lose more
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There isn't a day that goes by that I think are you okay how is he I message you but no reply ...........Ashton please tell me everything is okay
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M Sep 28

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    Like a good codependant. Or a true human. Or a potential saint.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Hey, if you block me and you post, I can't reply to you, that's silly, so if you write dopey things about me that aren't even true, and I can't respond, I will just delete it, so...
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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Yea I sure need to be loved. Very deprives of love,affection,care. I have always been nice to others,cared for others,good to others, kind,helpful, and a very good friend and a...
    divich01 divich01 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Not sure where to start this my second marriage we been together 10 years now it seems to always be a battle She 6 children from prev marriages I have two boys grown and gone from...
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