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I Have A Grandmother With Alzheimer's

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    Who Are We Kidding .....

    A lady once proud with dignity and humility . Now a sad husk containing some organs clinging to a frail skeleton . With a fixed grin and eyes once filled with life now dulled and weak  she stares at you almost through you . The inevitable yes to all the questions from Grant...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Are You In There Somewhere? I Miss You!

    I miss my grandmother very much these days but the saddest thing is I miss her most when I am with her.  I spent many days taking care of her but taking care of her physically seems easy compared to trying to care for her emotional needs. She is just so unhappy and mean. She...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    My Grandmother

    Seeing a grandmother with Alzheimers, is really hard... you look at her and remember how zesty she was and alway lie about her age. How she alway wanted to make sure everyone was happy with someone, she love playing hook up..:) She use to work on hair and back when I was a...
    Luckycharm94 Luckycharm94 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2010

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    So Painful.

    My great grandmother who is 91 years old is in her final stage of Alzheimer's. If anyone seen someone go threw it they know what I'm talking about. I want to share what we are going threw. In her final stage. She isn't able to get up on her own. Barely hold her head up to do...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    She lives with me, she just attacked my mother

    like 2 minutes ago, this has never happened
    jangofett56037 jangofett56037 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    Alzheimer'S

    I myself cant remember much. Short attention span or dementia? For Dementia is the early stages of Alzheimer's disesase. Where are my keys? Where am I? Do I exist? Im almost 64 myself and now have alopecia and memory loss. Father in heaven, guide my ways,show me the way for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 19, 2013

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    cassandra1122 cassandra1122 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    Where Have You Been?

    My grandmother is 90 years old. She started really struggling with Alzheimers 3 years ago. She lived with my father until hospitalization was necessary - about 6 months ago. Before she moved into the nursing home - I spent an evening with her. I thanked her for being my rock, my...
    LadyAnalyzer LadyAnalyzer 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I had a wonderful Grammy

    who had Alzheimer's. She was my second mom, and the best there ever was. Alzheimer's is a nasty disease, I remember about a month before she passed I sent a little message out to the gods and told them that it was ok for her to go. It really was time. She was ready, and so were...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Here I Am!

    My grandmother's fight with Alzheimer's has lasted for years. It mainly affected her ability to speak, as slowly but surely it became harder for her to communicate with us. She remembered all of our faces and could understand us when we spoke to her, but when it came to having...
    Ronsunny Ronsunny 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    I Miss Her

    For the last 20 years of her life, my grandmother suffered Alzheimer's. What should have been  joyous twilight years was robbed by this disease. She did not have an easy life, working hard. My grandmother loved babies and I when my two children were born, I took them down...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 16, 2010

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    Beginning To Understand Just Now

    I watched some educational dvd's about Alzheimer's disease finally. I now understand a lot more than I did. It's very sobering. It's not just about forgetting. In the beginning it is, in stage one. As it progresses parts of your brain begin to shut down and the person disappears...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    She had early onset Alzheimer's.

    . I remember talking to her and her beautiful face just nodding because she had no idea what I was saying or who I am but she knew she loved me, she never forgot that. She would just randomly smile at me or wag her finger as she tried to remember who I was..
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    My step-dad has early onset Alzheimer's. Its been really hard on my family, especially my mom. In just three short years he has lost his job, he can no longer drive any more, he...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I have problem with my step son... He is 17 yrs old and he will be 18 yrs old next month... He moved out because of me actually if he don't give me hard time, there's no problem...
    zenwahs8 zenwahs8 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I've always wondered what it would be like to have sex with a black man! I'm a curious, blonde, petite and horny teenager. Watching interracial **** makes me so hot, I'd love to...
    Aymz16 Aymz16 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I've come to realize that I don't have any responsibilities concerning her, and that I really shouldn't worry myself about her. I do admit its hard for me to ignore her as my fianc...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    My grandmothers home has had odd occurring's. One of them was when I was taking photos to see if I could capture something. I eventually gave up and sat in the living room but my...
    howlandripintothefray howlandripintothefray 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    About 7 years ago I had the task of house sitting at my friend's house while they enjoyed a family holiday. Paul and Anita were two of our best friends, and amongst the first...
    AmandaCarrington AmandaCarrington 56-60, T 2 Responses Apr 28

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    What's the point of loving someone if you love them for how they look instead of how they act? You don't love them for them in that case. Looks are temporary. You never loved them...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 4 Responses May 3

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    True Story: There was this guy name Josh I went to school with, he was really quite, nobody liked him, everybody picked on him or bullied him. He was the nerd, the geek, the...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 13 Responses May 8

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    My boyfriend has always said people call him ugly, even his family. His ex girlfriend even told him he wasn't good looking but had a great personality. I don't understand this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 17

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    Have you ever, meet someone new and instantly feel an attraction towards them? Well I did, I currently am attracted to this guy. Physically, he's not attractive at all ( I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 2

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    Mama, she has taught me well Told me when I was young Son, your life’s an open book Don’t close it ’fore it’s done The brightest flame burns quickest That’s what I heard...
    KozGame KozGame 16-17, M May 7

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    Well, we arent married..yet...but we are in a committed, monogamous relationship. live together and planning on marriage down the road. His mom was super sweet to me at first when...
    bethkins24 bethkins24 46-50, F 3 Responses May 7

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    people spend so much time worried about looks that they forget to work on there inner beauty and it's sad because one day there looks will fade away with age and they will realize...
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M 6 Responses May 9

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    First with the abusive mom. Why would I want to celebrate the woman who spanked a 2 year old with 2x4 for leaving a toy out? Why would I want to celebrate the woman who set our...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    "Been there, done that." How did it work? Failed. Yet, it wasn't love. It was, as one could imagine, attraction to their looks. Never doing that again. It was a huge waste of my...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 5 Responses May 15

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    Yesss! I approve of this 100% I remember this one time when I confessed to my cousin that I was crushing on this guy she said "Eeeew! He's ugly!" I told her that his looks didn't...
    Dari97 Dari97 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15

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    if there's anything that makes me it's hanging with the guys they always know how to spice things up when we all hang out
    Seeker2088 Seeker2088 13-15, M 1 Response May 18

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    Back in the early 1990s after my wife filed for a divorce and kicked me out I started dating a couple of women. Then my ex wife started coming over and getting laid sometimes. I...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    In my heart, I know that physical beauty is not what makes a girl beautiful, but rather her heart that makes her body beautiful. I really don't know where I get these thoughts with...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People have eyes but they cannot see.
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    When was the last time you felt like the deepest part of your soul was in a tug-of-war? When was the last time you felt excited, yet sad? Angry, yet compassionate? Relaxed, but...
    IRealizedVienna IRealizedVienna 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Want to have a sexual encounter with this purple SakkraI'm not gay or owt, but I can't help but like this lad, there's something about him, makes me want to get on me knees and...
    IFeelSoLonely101 IFeelSoLonely101 22-25, M May 7

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    Two fingers, I can count them on two fingers. I regret the first relationship. Being told after 10 months of dating a a little sex 'I'm not gay, I'm not trans (paraphrasing, his...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 8

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    Looks change, a person's personality can change somewhat. Even what they like to do and don't like to do, even their favorite things and hated things haha but what I rather fall in...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    But it's Friday and anything can happen. What you focused on today? Lol
    TexasRocker TexasRocker 46-50, M 5 Responses May 8

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    My younger sister thinks she is entitled to everything. She uses her kids to control our parents. She talks **** about them behind their back even though they drop everything to...
    tmd1982 tmd1982 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    TBH I love people who have a great sense of humor, who are active with sports, and are also smart.
    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F 2 Responses May 8

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    looks are nothing is they can't have a laugh and take everything serious that's just boring haha
    baggiee baggiee 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    ever since I was really young my father has had bad rages. me and my sister would get mentally abused on a daily basis. Our childhood best friends were always around to help us...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    From my own design of taking precautions with who I've been intimate with. No way do I want to play Russian Roulette with my health. My sister and I would sing this song to remind...