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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

    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 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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    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 2 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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    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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    I care for my parents a lot.If I am not able to visit them,I ring them up.Today my mom rang and asked why I am missing .lol.That is her way of saying why I did not call her up...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 Jul 30

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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 Jul 30

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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 Jul 27

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    I care for my brother right now even thou we fight and he's a brat at times but right now gotta help him he got wisdom teeth pulled out he's been in pain haven't slept to look over...
    AlexMafia15 AlexMafia15 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I still am a caregiver for my 93 year old father on the ventilator and my 80 year old mother. I am married, living at my parents house. It's sooo tough some days to keep up with...
    NIN1313 NIN1313 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I hate my job. But at the same time I absolutely love it. I love the elderly people, they're so sweet. And even though they have bad dementia and other problems that cause them to...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I lost my chicken first, I loved him so much and took care of him. One night he started chocking and died. I was so sad. After that it was my axolotls and my dog, I loved my dog so...
    Neon765 Neon765 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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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 3 Responses Jul 30

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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 Jul 30

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    Well ladies I've decided to write my experience of what I went through during the time I was with an inmate... I met him two weeks before he was arrested. We exchanged number and...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    😊😊😊 yep supernatural if you hurt me or my loves one you will be huntedπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ if u don't we can be friendsπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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 Aug 1

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    I reallly miss my best friend......hes going away for a long time and im the one who put him in there :(
    squjiggly squjiggly 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    It is important to see that even when one is the life of the party, and brings smiles to others by the mere mention of their name, it is possible, they are suffering inside...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Eyes fluttering back and forth as if trying to remember, time date place faces Mouth dry even though the pitcher next to her has been filled several times Take her pain away...
    moniquexp moniquexp 36-40, F Aug 13

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    Rest in peace Robin Williams c: You are somewhere in the jungle waiting for someone to roll a 5 or 8.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    When I was 7 or 8 my mother had to had an operation, not major but it required my older sister and I hang out in the hospital for a couple of hours a few times while she went in...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M Aug 13

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    I have a family member going to prison for at least 10 years. The hardest thing about it is seeing news reports of what he did and comments about how it is always "bad parenting...
    Boo4life Boo4life 31-35, F Aug 15

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    Just found out my best friend's brother died. He was only 20. He was a senior in high school my freshman year and I just saw him a week ago at my friend's house. I am so incredibly...
    dyingsIowIy dyingsIowIy 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am the girl who helps everyone...even those who hate me. Although I help everyone they always forget about me...
    InLoveWith32 InLoveWith32 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I never thought I'd really be apart of this group. It started out with this guy that had a big crush on me but I didn't like him back and overtime though we became close and I...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I just like caring for people
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    "I had another heart attack." "Lets face it, shes not going to live long." "She will die tomorrow if she doesnt have the surgery." "I think Im having a stroke." "Call the...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I feel like I have reverted back to an awkward teenager at times when I am with my mother. We were at the doctors office waiting room the other day and it was packed. As I bent...
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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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 Jul 27

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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 1 Response Jul 29

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    Why did he have to go? He was only a year old. ******* heartbroken.
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Too many. Why ??? Why them but not me ??? They could cope. Me cant. Why them and not me????
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I started crying today because i dont know how to make my dad's chicken soup.
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F Aug 4

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    Good bye cowboy . Hope you find the love you so need.
    Stargazinggal Stargazinggal 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My brother is a convict in prison and needs a pen pal. hes my younger brother at the age of 20, and has 25years to life. as you can imagine he is lonely, and i want to help is...
    1992brandonc 1992brandonc 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I lost my closest friend to suicide
    horneyteen88 horneyteen88 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Even though it doesn't seem like it.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Aug 7

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    I'm extremely successful in my profession but I've allowed caring for my loved ones to bring me to the brink of financial disaster.
    RamGossip RamGossip 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    Hi everyone. I am now 24 with a beautiful 4 year old daughter. I'm absolutely in love with my husband and daughter, but heartache and pain have now entered into my life. My story...
    0ll0Emerald0ll0 0ll0Emerald0ll0 22-25, F Aug 17

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    Dear You, I'm writing you to let you know what's on my mind. I'm not going to lie at one time I loved you, so much to the point It was suffocating me. I was crazy for you, head...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You will find methods that both you and your family members may take now to arrange for any kind of emergency. Putting with each other a loved ones system will make sure you and...
    Joseph048l7jx2 Joseph048l7jx2 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Everyday we go through life and most people think about theirselves and not others. People don't see what this world is turning into, HATE... What happened to Love? All we think...
    drs0307 drs0307 16-17, F Aug 9

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    By hurting you I hurt myself. Timing has never been in my favour and I should have stayed quiet. I couldn't and didn't as I care and I want you to be happy and I know I can't do...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    To apply for a 2nd year, you should use before your 31st birthday.Β  Be careful of this. For anyone who is granted a second Functioning Holiday getaway Visa, you are permitted to...
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