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I Have a Mother Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

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    Ready To Give Up!

    My mother and I used to be best friends! Several years ago I noticed a change! Years ago when I had my first child! She originally said she would have anything to do with him! Then she threatened me every day as if he was hers! We moved out she called all the time with excuses...
    Barbara35 Barbara35 31-35, F Oct 15, 2012

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    My Mum

    I reach out with my mind to touch you. I cannot reach. I see a spark in your eyes. A spark of memory, It flares to life Then dies. Now, your memories are mere moments Fleeting, fragile. Like the spark that never becomes the flame. Like the bud that never blooms. And your life...
    Foreveronly Foreveronly 31-35, F Feb 12, 2013

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    New To This Group, But Not To Alzheimer's

    Hi everyone, I've been the caregiver for my mom for quite some time now.  She was just diagnosed about 5 or 6 years ago, but I think she has had it for probably 15 years.  I've noticed the slow progession of it for years, and actually tried to get her to see a Dr...
    ThisIsNotEnough ThisIsNotEnough 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I Will Walk With You

    Everything dies. we know for fact that nothing last. The most beautiful flower, eventually withers. The strongest hurricane, dissolves .The biggest empires , have crumbled. Even the happiest soul, eventually is gone. Her hair have grown gray and her juvenile spirit have decay...
    Dyoniza Dyoniza 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Memory Loss

    Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995.  She's still living, but is very frail.  She no longer knows any relatives and doesn't think of herself as a married woman, but rather as a little girl. By the time she was diagnosed, her short term memory had already become...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    The Gratefulness Hidden Within the Sorrow

    A Son's Thanksgiving By Donald Michael Schwartz, Nov. 22, 2007 My mother has advanced Alzheimer's But there is thanksgiving and gratefulness, Hidden within the sorrow. I ink my thoughts, On this 2007 day of thanks, For the strength of my Mother's true spirit is rolling...
    YpsiDonald YpsiDonald 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    My Mum Too

    I've going this group and already I can feel a lump in my throat. My Mum was diagnosed with alzhiemers back in 2006 and it's been a rollercoaster ever since. She and I never really had a mother / daughter relationship which has simultaneously made things easier and harder, she...
    Foreveronly Foreveronly 31-35, F Dec 29, 2012

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    Mom, I Wish You Could Understand Who You Are to Me

    Mom, I know you will never read this, and even if someone read it to you, you wouldn't understand. Mom, you still look like the woman who loved me, who took care of our family, who was strong when things were tough....but you don't remember all of the things that I do. You don...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Mum Has Alzheimer's

    My mother has been in a nursing home, with Alzheimer's, for eight years now.  She herself made the decision to go, for which I am very grateful to have been spared.  She is 88 now, and I am 61, and my husband is in his 70's.  Here we are, seniors looking after...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 5 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    This Disease Not Is Only Taking A Toll On My Beautful Mother, But Is Also Taking A Toll On My Whole Famil.

    Iam writeing this story to seek help on understanding more about this disease. a year ago my healty, energetic,and still lovely mother was dignosed with alzheimers and dementia. it was very heartbreaking for myself and the family. unfortunently she is only 58years of age. i...
    jcnoria jcnoria 31-35 Jul 11, 2011

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    Traveling Down "alzheimers Road"

    Mom was first diagnosed December 2006. She came to live with me for about eighteen months.Prior to May 2008. she experienced a progressing stroke which was stopped by medication.  Then, the following May, she went to the Emergency Room with chest pains.  She had a pacemaker...
    steelmagnoliabr steelmagnoliabr 66-70, F Jan 6, 2011

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    I Lost My Job Because I Went On Family Leave To Care For Her.......now She Has Me But Nothing Else

    3 years ago, I worked at Rutgers University.  I had worked there for 13 years.  I always had a good work record, but in 2006 my life started falling apart.  It was simple things at first, lost keys, lost purse, lost shoes, lost jacket........every morning it was something else...
    NO12TALK2 NO12TALK2 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Alzheimers

    I have a mother who is struggling with Alzheimer's disease. She feels like a completely different person, and although I love and respect her, its hard to even talk to her. I found out about it within the past year, and am very emotional still about it. When I stumbled upon...
    Freeingtibet Freeingtibet 46-50, F Mar 7, 2013

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    I Miss My Mom (in Law)

    We went down to SF today (2 and a hours of rainy mountain roads each way) to see the my Mother-in-law today. She continues to slowly die, clinging to life for reasons I fail to understand. I would not have recognized her if her name was not on the door to her room! She looks...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2010

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    Dealing With My Mother's Alzheimer's

    I wrote this for another blog last week and think it might be worth repeating.   Many of our peers are probably in a similar position as my sibling and me.  We have an aging parent afflicted with Alzheimer’s, this insidious disease robs our loved ones of...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    I Miss My Best Friend, My Mother

    My mother contracted Alzheimer's Disease in her early 50's. They had just moved to Colorado. I stayed in VA because I just got engaged.  By the time they got to CO, she was full blown gone.  She had to be watched 24 hours a day because she would run away, get ahold of...
    csparks csparks 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Things Are Changing...

    Things have been pretty wild for the last few weeks, andI thought I should come back and update some things.  It amazes me that it was just this spring that things seemed calmer with mom.I've been her caregiver for years now.  And over the years there have been many incidents...
    ThisIsNotEnough ThisIsNotEnough 51-55, F 17 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    The Day The Crickets Said Good Bye

    My mother died of Alzheimers on August 30th of this year. She died in my house surrounded by love and sadness by her family.I needed a moment after she passed and stepped out onto the patio. It was a cool day for August and I was surprised at how fast she left in the end and how...
    blindeyepete blindeyepete 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Accustom to a Soul

      Is one's essence defined by the age of the body or their culture, economic status or gender? What are we naked; without our statistics to label us? My mother has gone through a true metamorphosis and continues to do so. She wears different costumes of the mind. Each...
    mariaherndon mariaherndon 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2009

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    My Mom was the most beautiful,

    charming, intelligent, witty person I knew. She had spirit and fierce independence. I was not the best daughter and she was not the best at "mothering." Things were not so great at times. This disease started to take her 2 years ago. It affects 1 in 6 women and 1 in 11 men. The...
    Kathy0120 Kathy0120 51-55, F May 11

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    My Grandmother Had Alzheimer's

    My grandmother passed away on Feb. 21st 2008, she took care of me when I was young. I miss her a lot, but at least she doesn't have to live with the disease anymore. she lived with it for nine years and during that time she lived through 2 strokes which left her bed-ridden/unable...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2008

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    Lost My Mom 2 Years Ago...

    I lost my mom to Alzheimer's two years ago after caring for her at home for 7 years.  She spent the last 4 months in assisted living and one morning, I got the call that she was not doing well.  I spent two days in her room with Hospice  helping take care of her. They started...
    sampatch sampatch 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    My Mothers Alzhiemer's Part 2

    Recently I spent on and off three weeks with my aged mother. Her Alzheimer’s disease has made her far worse in the six and a half months since our last visit. My greatest fears are becoming truths, my mother’s eyes now become vacant as if the switch in her addled brain...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    She Is In Heaven Now

    My mom doesn't have to suffer with the terrible disease of Alzheimer's any more. On August 14 at 2:15 am, Mom breathed her last breath.  I thank God that I was at her side.  I was able to say my goodbyes and comfort Mom at the end. In her final days she was suffering...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Hi I have just found this group and I am delighted to find I am not alone. Please forgive my comments only focusing on negative aspects of my husband, he has good qualities too...
    mcecr mcecr 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My husband has Asperger's Syndrome. I am having a difficult time with our marriage. We have been married two years. He is a good provider and has good traits, such as being...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    4 months ago I began spending time with a boy who changed the way I look at everything. 3 months ago we officially started dating and I've never been happier. We both fell in love...
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    So everybody, who has the sexiest feet on EP? ;) let's share ;)
    MuffMuncherAndCockCruncher MuffMuncherAndCockCruncher 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    My son who is 15 has been diagnosed with kienbochs disease - they have put ha wrist in a cars and are hoping that the blod flow to the bones will return normally - we are in New...
    raegem raegem 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Looking for people who have server Menieres Disease and has had the shunt surgery on my left ear but now I'm getting in my right ear
    gborron gborron 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have had this Menieres Disease for 20 years I had the surgery in my left ear 3 years ago where they put a shunt in worse thing I ever did my balance is a bigger problem now I...
    gborron gborron 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well I find out tommarow at what stage my disease😁doctor said stage 2 but after seeing other xrays I believe it's stage 3 nervous about surgery and want them to skip the four...
    jeffbelcher jeffbelcher 41-45, M Jun 30

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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    In 5th grade I started to notice that my back was begging to look like a hump like shape. My mom said it was cause of the way I stood and I needed to stand up straighter and not...
    InsecureEcho InsecureEcho 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Oct 2012, Dr told me I have PD. Take medicine, but have good days and bad days. PD mostly affects my legs. When meds ware off, my legs hurt. Can not sleep, have to walk to...
    rjk01 rjk01 66-70, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Update: Divorce. I hope you're all doing well, and wanted to give you an update, since we've all considered divorcing our asp. spouse (or many of us at least). I got lucky in a...
    Mannon Mannon 36-40 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Another day without you mom.. Another night without you. Another dinner gathering without you, the dinner table looks uncomplete and senseless. I miss you like crazy, wish i could...
    Lilac01 Lilac01 18-21, F Jul 4

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F Jul 10

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    Well it's all started when he randomly snap chatted me one day. I didn't know who he was but in the photo he looked cute so I replied. We continued sending pictures and talking and...
    imtoomuch imtoomuch 13-15, F Jul 12

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    We are simply not interested in researching and becoming knowledgeable of anything. We expect it all to be done for us,I'm talking about everything from our own personal health...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Who's February?? 💜❤️ amethyst? Violet & red
    RFlem RFlem 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I dated this guy my junior/senior year of high school. He was always super sweet and of course very cute. I was an idiot and broke it off because of something's people were saying...
    rie76 rie76 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My boyfriends a **** !! Let's me down for my birthday and doesn't understand that he's upset me says I'm being childish. Okay yeah it's a concert he said he would pay for a ticket...
    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    My friend's parents (Andres 35 and Annie 35) had 10 kids. Andrew (16)my friends twins Andy and Anel (14) Annalise (12) Annabeth(10) twins Angel and Anabelle (8) Abel (5) Anna (3...
    ashley12xoxo ashley12xoxo 18-21, F Jul 15

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    14 SEPTEMBER who's birthday is on that day? VIRGO
    6Crimson9 6Crimson9 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    there's this guy who broke my heart and I still have feelings for him. can anyone give me advice on how to forget about him completely?
    meguare meguare 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So many April's and so many 7th's but no one on April 7???? Lame guys. Jackie Chan, Russel Crowe, and I are dissapointed.
    teenfailure teenfailure 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hate myself because I think I love you. I've always had trust issues with men because the only man in my life I have been able to trust until recently was my dad (recently my...
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F Jun 25

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    My birthday is November 8.... A Scorpio and proud of it :) Although you can't have the same bday as me. That's like wearing sweatpants on Wednesday. ❤️
    Chad1108 Chad1108 18-21, M