Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have a Relative With Dementia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    A Promise Fulfilled

    Mom suffered a head injury which resulted in accelerated dementia. I left my business in CA and moved to FL to be her caregiver. From the day I told her she was going to die until she died in her sleep, I cared for her and tried to make her life worth living. All she asked was...
    sunnyvmx sunnyvmx 61-65 Oct 22, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Had

    My grandmother who passed away almost a year ago. It was really depressing and I actually couldn't stand visting her in the end becuase she wasn't my grandmother anymore. I felt horrible for it but I just couldn't do it.I had my own mental issues to deal with and I really didn't...
    Faraklin Faraklin 36-40, F 3 Responses May 28, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Time Won’t Ever Turn Back

    The sky seems to be dark purple as I look at it through the windows of my grandma’s former room. I’ve been sitting here for so long now, it could’ve been hours. No, I gave you the wrong image, the sky is dark blue, like her favorite color, and it fades into many tones until...
    kacelajira kacelajira 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Don'T Know If I Can Handle This.....

    My mom is 70, she was always very strong and independent. She was the one always working outside, no matter how hot it was she would be outside working. My dad passed away 13 years ago, my husband passed 2 years ago. So right now I'm trying to deal with some hard situations...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F Jun 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My 65 Year Old Step Dad...

    My mom and Step dad are both High School Teachers they have been married 10 years and 3 years ago my then 59 year old step dad was diagnosed with mild dementia. He had to stop working and just stayed home all day while my mom continues working, she is only 55. I feel sooo sad and...
    mdg2484 mdg2484 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Finding Humor In the Horror

    My only living grandparent is in a local nursing home, near most of her family. She is 90+ years old, and now suffers dementia. For family and friends this diagnosis is hard to deal with on visits. Some days she's in 2008 with us, but most days she's in another time line. I've...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Bad Memories

    I had something happen when I was 8. I promptly pushed it out of my mind. 25 years later something jogged my memory. I was a bit shocked at the memory as well as the fact that I was able to forget it at all. But being an adult, I understood what happened and I didn't have any bad...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F Jan 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Where Did She Go?

    Some days mom is lucid, bright, funny and full of energy.  Then like a light being turned off, she is somewhere else.  My heart is so sad, and yet grateful for every moment of every day that I share with her when she is 'herself.'  Mom is 80 and lives with me. ...
    dependable dependable 56-60 1 Response Jul 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm estranged from my family,

    so the only family I really have is my wife and her mother. My father in law died 3 years ago, and for some prior to that my wife and her dad were talking about their concerns for her mum, who had already been showing signs of dementia for a number of years prior. It was...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M Jul 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why Dont She Understand

    my mum was diognosed with dementia in january. we have known for sometime that her memory was going but at first it was things you could laugh at but now its not so funny. i know i shouldnt but i feel so resentful toward her as she is making my life a living hell. the constant...
    kaym48 kaym48 51-55, F May 11, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dad Had Dementia At 45

    My dad had Vascular dementia when he was 45 as a result of a stroke. the sad thing was, it was a massive blur to me as i was only 8 years old when things started to change. i feel terrible to this day that i couldnt understand it or be part of caring for him. My mom decided he...
    doodle1990 doodle1990 18-21, F Jul 4, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dementia

    I have two relatives who suffer from dementia and also work with other people who have dementia, i enjoy it, there are some priceless moments which inject a lot of humour into mine and their lives. 
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F May 21, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Papa

    My papa started with a form od dementia that only occured at night. He would be fine during the day, but after the sun went down, he would see things. He would see something on tv and tell you he saw it happen in the frint yard. He made my grandma cover all the mirrors in the...
    jeliebeenz jeliebeenz 18-21, F 1 Response May 28, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My grandad has vascular dementia,

    we didn't really notice this till after my grandma passed away, it was a big onset for his dementia. I wouldn't say he is really bad compared to what things could get like but I still get upset about how it is effecting him. He sometimes struggles to say sentences, forgets names...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Recently Lost My Relative

    My dad was diagnosed a few years ago and had to be put in a nursing home.  He finally succumbed to it the day after Thanksgiving.
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F Dec 15, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Lost My Daughter

    i can't  talk about it still hurts to much she was the reason for my excistance . i go through verry sad timesevery day of my live. the depresion gets so bad that i would do the wrong thing and i think about it every day. then i think and look at my lovely wife of 25 years and...
    depressmode depressmode 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Mum Has Dementia

    My mum was diagnosed in November last year....and is deteriorating faster than l thought she would.I spose l'm still trying to get my head around it and develop my understanding and knowledge about it so that it can help me cope with the changes that are hapenning within my mums...
    LeeLass LeeLass 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I want a guy to have sex with my wife. Any takers?
    hotguy2016 hotguy2016 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a gigantic crush on my teacher! He's so hot! Everything he does is hot! And he favorites me over a lot of people. He often jokes around with me, and he is not the joking...
    ihatemytown ihatemytown 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love my mum but I have issues with her I never feel good enough and I feel like my problems are too much for her.I can't get it out of my head the things Shes said throughout my...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F Oct 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I’ve been in this weird friends with benefits relationship with a guy. Over time I secretly developed feelings for him and we’ve been texting each other excessively...
    Maude01 Maude01 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My father's side of grandparents are... quite a character. They are farmers, but far from 'nice country folks'. They can be really greedy and ignorant, and I was shunned when I was...
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like I'm walking on eggshells. She can go between happy/sad/angry in seconds. And the angry part of her is resurfacing more and more often, to the point that she is rarely...
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Me and my girlfriend have maintained a very good relationship for the past years despite the difficulties and problems that cropped up. One of these problems has been my girlfriend...
    fireblastm fireblastm 26-30, M Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Any guys want to do group with my girlfriend? Let me know!!
    BigBone90 BigBone90 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a serious question, my friend with benefits is tired of having sex with me but I enjoy the sex what should I do to make it better? or keep him around.
    roseflower8 roseflower8 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been lonely for seven years. I've been depressed for twelve. I'm twenty-six now. I have a lover, but he's 20 years older than me. He treats me well, but I don't get to see...
    jhark88 jhark88 26-30, F Sep 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Disconnect She is the only women that I love , but my heart hates. she was suppose to protect and love me. but all she did was beat and hate me. even as a child I always felt...
    ladonna1989 ladonna1989 22-25, F Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My heart goes out to each and every Jehovas Witness/ ex JW who has ever been or experienced the effects of being disfellowshipped. Half my family is lost in the 'CULT', my husband...
    parisaug12 parisaug12 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How do you explain to your mom that she needs to grow up with out being a complete *****? She has 2 kids me and my lil sister and she is pregnant again. But I was taken from my mom...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I dont know why but sex with teenagers, 14-18 is awesome. Something about teaching & showing them your naughty ways in a turn on.
    WhiteGirl702 WhiteGirl702 22-25, F 12 Responses Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Or become friends with maybe swap pics with any on here
    Steinjoshu Steinjoshu 22-25, M Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have met quite a few girls here that want to have fun but are not sure how to get started ?
    pixiethemodel pixiethemodel 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Omg yes,knowing that he would cheat on his wife with you, it's amazing!!!
    Randomchick3 Randomchick3 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am getting so frustrated with my dad, he's constantly putting me down. I have always been a bit overweight and he used to make comments about it, now that I'm losing weight he is...
    ChooseStrength ChooseStrength 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Might do it with a guy for the first time this weekend. Obviously I'm kind of nervous. Any advice?
    zacktr zacktr 41-45, M 6 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really like big boobs, I also have big boobs, who wants to trade boob photos, mine are 38k
    Cleavage5997 Cleavage5997 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Friend: (over txt) describes the dilemma of his crush to me whom he used to like. (We r just friends now.) he is telling me how he is scared of rejection and how he is scared that...
    andrew24601 andrew24601 18-21, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My girl needed a ride into vegas one time and she ended up getting picked up by a car with three guys in it and she went down on all three of them on the way to the city
    BigBone90 BigBone90 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have way to many issues with my family.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I've had this crush on a guy for a little while and we have talked about doing it but whenever we are together I get super nervous and decide I don't want to but then after he...
    ascorby54 ascorby54 16-17, T 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If love to have a bf that was cool with me ******* other guys.
    Ladyay11 Ladyay11 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have met many people in my life. I liked some of them, but did not like others. I have always been nice to people, and when I have met people I have liked, I have tried to stay...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have thought about what it would be life to have a women embrace me go down and all of it. I have only been with men and I cant get the thought out of my head
    curiousegirl curiousegirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This might be a long story...but bare with me... My entire life, my aunt has always made me feel ugly, stupid, less than. I remember when I was 6 or 7 I was going through a chubby...
    trippingkitties trippingkitties 16-17, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Any fun ladies in uk wanna chat pm me bk?
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Experience is something I want. 40+
    lexaaah lexaaah 22-25, F 11 Responses Sep 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yeah, it's definitely something that turns me on... Something about a married man seeking pleasure in a young girl like me gets me all hot and bothered! There's obviously something...
    TrishaLovely TrishaLovely 18-21, F 17 Responses Sep 24