I Have a Father With Alzheimer's Disease

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    Dad's Daily Deeds

    Even though my father is a retired minister with alzheimer's, he continues to minister to people around him everyday. Almost intuitively - with the innocense of a child, he reaches out to those around him in need without any concern/realization of his own circumstance. I can...
    inspectorcliche inspectorcliche
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2007

    Alzheimer's Is Hereditary. Not Looking Forward To It.

    My Dad started getting dementia several years ago. A relative lived with him and took advantage of him. I tried to get him committed, so that the stealing and abuse would stop. Everyone said I was doing the right thing. Except the doctor, finally, who released him back to his...
    nortonmansfield nortonmansfield
    51-55
    3 Responses Oct 7, 2011

    My dad has this horrible disease.

    The man admire the most in the world is fading away. It breaks my heart. I have been asked by my mother to take his car from him tomorrow. I do know it's the right thing to do. But I feel I'm betraying him. The man that has never turned his back in me. The man I have worked my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    .Athough Shared Elsewhere, Need to Share It Here Too

    D ad died Oct 6th, 2005. The year of the Veteran, and he was one of Canada's youngest. He had lied about his age, and was only 17 when he went overseas to fight in WW2.   His army records note him as a "Bright, keen, young man, slight in built with an above average...
    glorygirl glorygirl
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2007

    Before he had alzheimer we were not talking to

    each other and now I saw him once and he does not even recognize me
    contentbutnotsatisfied contentbutnotsatisfied
    51-55
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    My Mother Has Alzheimers

    Actually, it's my mother who has Alzheimers. I am her primary caregiver. She has been diagnosed since 2000, so it has been a long road. My husband & I moved in to her house to care for her, while my daughter rents our home. I have alot of help from my husband & my...
    GrannyDang GrannyDang
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2007
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