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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...
    mariaherndon mariaherndon 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2009

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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...
    ThisIsNotEnough ThisIsNotEnough 51-55, F 17 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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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...
    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...
    jcnoria jcnoria 31-35 Jul 11, 2011

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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...
    ThisIsNotEnough ThisIsNotEnough 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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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...
    steelmagnoliabr steelmagnoliabr 66-70, F Jan 6, 2011

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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...
    Foreveronly Foreveronly 31-35, F Dec 29, 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...
    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...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2007

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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...
    YpsiDonald YpsiDonald 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 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...
    sampatch sampatch 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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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...
    Barbara35 Barbara35 31-35, F Oct 15, 2012

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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...
    blindeyepete blindeyepete 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 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...
    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...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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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...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10, 2007

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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...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2008

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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...
    NO12TALK2 NO12TALK2 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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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...
    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...
    csparks csparks 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2010

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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...
    Foreveronly Foreveronly 31-35, F Feb 12, 2013

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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...
    Freeingtibet Freeingtibet 46-50, F Mar 7, 2013

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    I'm at a crossroads now, as I have four young children with my husband of 8 years, who has undiagnosed Autism. I have always just given my husband his way. I thought I was just...
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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
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    Its my daughter that has Dariers, inherited from her dad she is now 12 but was showing symptoms at 2!! she has topical ointments and washes to use but obviously its v hard for her...
    exhaustedx10 exhaustedx10 41-45, F Mar 28

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    Today is the first anniversary of my mother's death, and I have been thinking about her all day. I miss her so much. My life has been miserable without her. I would spend all of...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    RizzB RizzB 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I thought a lot as a child that it always felt a bit different with me and my mother. I could cry whine etc. until the sun came down and she'd either ignore me or reprimand me and...
    Ananananan12 Ananananan12 22-25 Apr 4

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    She's been gone 6 years and it's not getting any easier. I want her here. Sometimes I wish I was with her. I just need her.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Am I wrong for wanting her to quit the only thing that brings her happiness? It's hard having a mom that loses her mind for fun, she says "it's my medicine" But obviously she's not...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F Mar 30

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Long story ahead... So there's this girl at school who I like. A lot. But we have a little of a weird history. We've been friends for about 5 years. At first, she liked me but...
    flash2worlds flash2worlds 13-15, M Mar 20

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    I really need someone who knows what is going on to help me make sense of things. My partner of just over a year.. has spent the year breaking up with me. I am always fighting...
    maveric01 maveric01 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My wife has cancer it's so tuff some times I feel like throwing the towel in
    rb1998 rb1998 31-35, M Mar 22

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    I was with the same woman for 22 years we have three kids together and I am divorced as of last week she has had three affairs in our 21 year marriage I still love her I am deeply...
    ichael70 ichael70 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I dated this guy in 2010-12 , he cheated on me all the time and I would always take him back so finally I gave up, but I still had feelings for him, a month or so later he calls to...
    imsoindecisive imsoindecisive 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As much as I try not to have it happens my ex-crush keeps appearing in my dreams. The latest one is weird because I was shaving his chin...I won't get that close to him again. Even...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I never thought I could love someone as much I loved him. He have me 6 months of happiness, we argued and fought. But he Actually loved me. He was my first, and I was his. We told...
    sewellerica07 sewellerica07 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar we have a long distance relationship and I love him so much he is the first guy I have ever felt this strong about. I am bisexual so to fall for...
    deadspiritied deadspiritied 13-15, F Mar 30

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    You see, I fell in love with a girl.. We've been having on and off fights for 3 years since we've met. It's mostly because I'm selfish and all I ever cared for was myself. Now we...
    IzzyTheGreat IzzyTheGreat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Have to use nappies at night due to having had major surgery for cancer 12yrs ago would love to meet a nice understanding lady for a loving relationship but I guess that's not...
    williamj1957 williamj1957 56-60, M Mar 18

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