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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. 34 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...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 10, 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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 2, 2011

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    I care more for my love ones first and my self I count at last
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    I love meeting people and genuinely care for others. I feel as if I treat a new person I have hits met as family and I hate that the world isn't always like that. Wonder if it's...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Apr 1

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    i was twelve, and was coming up to my first year in high school. i was absolutely dreading my first day at a new school, because i had never been the new girl before. the only...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    Last Call- I just ended what was single handedly the most depressing phone call I've ever had to make. my grandma has been battling lung cancer for several months now and isn't...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    My aunt took pills, and was alone when it happened. She wasn't found until the day after, where my cousin visited her. He found her laying on the bathroom floor, and broke down. He...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My other half is a drug addict I didn't know she was when we started dating now it's two years later and she's worse I feel like she lies and has a secret life on the side for her...
    becks2378 becks2378 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    In all honesty, I do appreciate people who legitimately care. I know not everybody out there understands panty-lovers, or nudists for that matter. It's nice to THINK people care...
    jsdiapsfjidpa jsdiapsfjidpa 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I got a text message from a friend telling me that one of my best friends had killed himself. I was in total denial due to him not showing any signs or symptoms of being unhappy...
    kiara95 kiara95 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My best friend. She started acting rude to everyone and bulling me. I made excuses until I had enough. I told her how I felt and she hugged me for the last time before we walked...
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Danny I still miss you. You were so loving and caring. I can see you making goofy faces in class trying to make me laugh. It makes me want to cry now. Why didn't I go with you...
    courtneyblue courtneyblue 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My best friends sister committed suicide about three years ago... I can still remember the day it happened. It was June 21. We had just gotten done with our play practice and I...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 26

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    Hey! I'm new here at EP and I really need someone to talk to, good advice, experiences and such.. I don't know what to do! My boyfriend did do drugs and tried to take his own life...
    lilcarey lilcarey 22-25, F Mar 27

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    Yesterday was a 3 year anniversary of my biological grandfather'a passing Only knew him for only 5 years. I miss him so much.
    smilesx36 smilesx36 22-25, F Mar 30

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    My grandmother passed away early this morning, and her last words to me were, "I love you too, sweetie." Nana, I love you so much, and though it hurts so badly that you've passed...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    So, my grandma isnt in the best shape. She sits in her chair all day and can never really leave her house. She gets pretty bored and unhappy sitting there all of the time. Im a...
    chooseyourownlife chooseyourownlife 16-17, F Apr 2

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    "I bleed for you Forever I will lie awake I would Die For You I see the truth I've given you my heart to break I would Die For You"
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F Apr 5

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    "the problem is not so much dying for a friend. it is finding a friend worth dying for"
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I fell for someone I simply could not have because of this persons parents and religion. We are both girls. Um, I love her. A lot. And now I have to let her go. I even just found...
    GiambonaB GiambonaB 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I should've known I was in trouble when I first met him and thought he was attractive. I knew I was in trouble when I checked him out one day while we were on one of our after...
    Kuala Kuala 36-40 Mar 25

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    Im an only child I grew up very sad and alone as a only child I had everything I wanted but no one was there to play it with I get jealous and feel sad every time I see a guy or...
    koolboy55 koolboy55 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    It's been almost an hour since I received the news of my grandma about her health. My family and I have known few months ago her health has gotten worst and the doctor said she has...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Hi, i dont really know where to start or what to do so i figured id join this forum, maybe it could help ease my mind. i have been seeing this guy on and off for a year. We would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 8

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    hello! i hope you all are doing fine and i wish you great day! the recent years of my life has however not been so great for me. i guess i should start at the very beginning. ive...
    rassebasse rassebasse 18-21, M Mar 23

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    Three people now actually.... When i was 7, i lost my Grampy to suicide. He hung himself while intoxicated... November of 2011, My eldest brother, James, ended his life with me...
    TeganLynne TeganLynne 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    and they are miles away. I cannot hold her..
    saltydog74 saltydog74 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Last night, i dreamt my mom died. But its strange cuz she said goodbye first before she ride a car and go. Me and my dad were really sad. I've dreamt my mom died 3 times now. Some...
    MelodyInMyHead MelodyInMyHead 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I hateeeeee when people just say I love you just to say it or to get what they want! If you don't genuinely love that person, don't say it. I had an ex say he loved me and could...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    when you are sad and depressed, i will be here to put a smile on your face when you are angry and frustrated, i will be here to calm you down when you are hurt and in tears, i...
    LIZAMOONA LIZAMOONA 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    They are the backbone of society and deserve to be cared for.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I don't need it per say. Thought it would be amazing. Everybody I've been with, genuinely hasn't cared about me at all. Why's is so hard to find somebody like me who isn't selfish...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Venting to set myself free... Dear Soon-to-be Ex... As the divorce you have wanted so badly the last 17 months is near, I am writing this in order to let you go. To stop...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    same story as told before time was counted I suppose LOL.. been with him for 13 years, this year would have been 14.. i loved a man who taught me that not every man cares about...
    sister11 sister11 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    A handful of you are already stating with rebellious pride that you’ve never cared about what other people have thought. For the moment, let’s all agree to ignore that bit of...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Mar 16

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    Girls can be ******** to guys too, it's not always the innocent girl in the relationship getting hurt- guys get hurt all the time but they're not allowed to show it, so i will in...
    Gerald6 Gerald6 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I have all of these feelings inside me, I want to have somebody to hold and somebody to love, I want a girlfriend so much. I have friends that love me to pieces, and I love them...
    WandererJay WandererJay 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Im a very sensitive person, not sure if people can see that, but i am. I wish i didnt care the fact that my whole existence kinda depends of who i am with or if a guy cares for me...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just left...doesn't text me or want to talk. Anytime I try and be nice and see how he's doing he'll be short and just act like he doesn't care. Why did you even come in my life...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I'll never forgive myself- I've known for months that he really cares for me, but it wasn't until he made it plainly clear that it was more then that. He loved me. He's fantastic...
    pinkromance pinkromance 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I would do anything for someone I truly care about. I have left a party to pick up someone who was abandoned on the side of the road... woke up at 3:30a to pick up a friend at the...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    The goal is to supply Each and every university student with a mix of Business office administration health care capabilities and technological innovation that could put together...
    Deana293at Deana293at 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've left all my friend just to make her happy but insed I'm left with a lot of pain why do some people break the person that care for them the most .i regret the day I met her and...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3