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I Have A Grandmother With Alzheimer's

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    Yesterday I called my grandmother

    and she thought she was talking to her her niece. She still believes all three of her sons are alive and says every time I call that they are good and one of them is picking her up that day to take her back home. Her house was sold over a year ago to help pay for the expenses of...
    d00r1111 d00r1111 26-30, F Jun 25

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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 May 22

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    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 4 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So I'm planning on cutting my hair short right, but do you think that's what my parents want of course they don't they had a daughter not a son they want me to be the perfect image...
    Cain7429 Cain7429 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    I'm getting so tired and fed up of this, they make me look like the 'bad guy' when I'm simply pointing out 'their' actions that they for some reason are unable to admit to or even...
    Onyxheart93 Onyxheart93 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I slept with my neighbor I've know for 6 years, we've always been very close and have always flirted with eachother. He has been going out with this girl for almost 2 1/2 years. He...
    NettyHope NettyHope 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have struggled with depression and anxiety after several severe traumatic events happened to me when I was 17. I was put on anti-depressants and then the psychiatric doctor added...
    kellymarie29 kellymarie29 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My Maternal family members have always mentioned this story, which is based on a true real life twist that may add up as the story progresses. Hold onto your love, this may explain...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like my mother in law. I can't complain that she is mean or doesn't like me. She is actually lovely. But how can I stop her interfering?? She has recently moved out of her...
    anon3101 anon3101 31-35 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So big ,so lovely come to me my sweet sugar plum honey. I want to kiss you, I want to hug you, I want to rub my hands all over your big soft belly.A woman of size is a joy to be...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    He didn't like the somber tone of my voice so he brought me pizza last night...pizza. We sat on the floor and ate while watching "Jackass 2". I cringed, screamed like a girl, and...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 27

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    Well here's the deal. I have a relatively new friend that I've been hanging out with for a couple months now and he's a heroine addict. Now I knew this going in, and believe me in...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M Jul 27

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    I feel like a ******* alzheimer's patient. Today has basically been a series of psychotic episodes and a few moments of lucidity. Adjusting to new meds sucks.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    XD i sent this to like 8 ppl the threw up
    gdos gdos 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    My son had two malrotations before they found he had Hirschsprungs Disease. The first was at birth and the second was probably around 4-5 months old. We thought we were going to...
    tilaterese tilaterese 26-30, F Jul 25

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    Well I don't know where to start. My parents are getting a divorce soon. And it is my moms fault. She has been having an affair for god knows how long and my Dad is always very sad...
    youchewy youchewy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Nicole has been sweet. She actually loves our neighborhood and when it's bedtime apparently my neighbor has been waiting for nicole to undress as he peeps in the window. She...
    elchefe72 elchefe72 41-45 1 Response Jul 24

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    My father has late stage Alzheimer's. He fell on June 17th and had to have a pacemaker put in. When he fell he hit his head and got a subdural hematoma.He was in a skilled...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F Jul 23

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    Going to try to keep this as short at I can with all the details. Let's see, and sorry if it ends up being too long with many grammar mistakes. I just need somewhere to vent...
    speakingout954 speakingout954 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Hello, My name is Nicole, i have been a psychic since i was 15 years old, i have been helping people with there love lifes, finance’s, Jobs, and just being there for there...
    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I'm 100 percent certain I have never had an STD.
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M Jul 23

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    Ok So I just got into an agreement with my mom. We are very close and although sometimes we don't see eye to eye we find a way the agree to disagree or see each other's points when...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I am thankful but I pray for people that do.
    SvenaAlskad SvenaAlskad 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I've never understood why my mother has never been able to tuck me in, kiss me, hold me in her arms, or just show her love through just pretending to care about what I talk to her...
    Kionamarie Kionamarie 22-25, F Jul 21

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    So...this feels so strange to say, but I am 29 and am starting to realize that maybe in the weird, enmeshed relationship that my mom and I have that I am not the only one to blame...
    Ziggyspaz Ziggyspaz 26-30, F Jul 21