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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. 37 People

    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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    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 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'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 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I took this picture like two weeks ago. I remember that afternoon was kinda windy,but the weather was just right. I took this picture in a waiting room of sicu = surgical...
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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...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10

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    the first woman i ever loved was shot too death held her while she bled out death of someone you love is something that changes you forever
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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 Oct 20

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    I had a love. It wasn't a physical love, although it could have been... Whenever I was with him I finally felt like I could be happy, and for a few short months i didn't have to...
    KrissxD KrissxD 18-21, F 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 Oct 18

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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 Oct 19

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    My step great grandfather passed away from an infection. I had went to see him yesterday and had a reasonable expectation for him to go home in the few days, he was a strong man. I...
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 2 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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    Hey, I only have one friend to play Destiny with online, and he is never online. Anyone interested?
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I thought I came across the one but she wasn't I guess it was just another experience maybe I'm getting a little closer...
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Just recently became single and I thought he was the one, I guess I was wrong. Is there anyone out there for me? Hopefully I'm one step closer
    lexybear32 lexybear32 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of being single! All of my friends are either married or dating someone and I can't seem to find anyone who can see past my shell and into my heart. I was married for 13...
    Sweetpeamaggie Sweetpeamaggie 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    And have been for some time!! Where are you? What are you doing? Give me a clue and I'll come to you! I would walk through the deepest jungle. The hottest desert. The coldest ice...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Oct 17

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    And of something disastrous happening to me.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 18

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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 Oct 18

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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 Oct 18

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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 Oct 19

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    Seven years ago around this time my mom died. My cousin who found out she was pregnant the same time as me and my co-worker who did too both posted pictures of their baby bumps on...
    ritzypoo ritzypoo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Sadly it's an inevitable part of life.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I didn't even get to say goodbye. She was just gone and when I touched her body, it was cold and stale. Lifeless.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My sister hung herself when I was in 7th grade, and I have never been the same.
    Wickedfreek Wickedfreek 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Its bad bad bad feeling. Why them not me. Pals say they healed all people needed. Wonder what my quota is???
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Like a good codependant. Or a true human. Or a potential saint.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 19

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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...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Oct 22

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    …of the highest high quality of prosthodontic therapy in all areas of reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry • Straightforward (fillings) to advanced restorations...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    I love my job but it tests my limits. I used to be very out of shape, I have lost forty pounds between my job and trying to build up my strength to give better care to my patients...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Oct 12

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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...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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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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    "I have worked with Dino and his workforce for many years. In my view he is a wonderful clinician putting his sufferers wants initially and treating them Along with the utmost care...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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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...
    firefighter39m firefighter39m 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10