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I Have a Relative With Dementia

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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, 2014

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    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

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    My grandmother is ninety,

    and thinks she is three. She freaks at the look of her own hands when she is conscienous enough to notice anything. Otherwise she's is almost always scared, or moaning with pain. No one can comfort her, take care of her, or make her eat. Because the only person she'd recognize...
    raylynn24 raylynn24 22-25, F Nov 20, 2014

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    my mom does its very hard on us to watch her

    and I've distanced myself anticipatory grief and my family hates me
    skd827 skd827 41-45, F Dec 1, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Well, I have issues with BOTH of my Mother In Laws. I like one just a little more than the other, but besides that 2 Mother Inlaws are just double the trouble. I have two because...
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    my mom is dating this guy, He is nice and all but he takes all the attention away from me,Now my mom is always with him and i feel like she hates me now for guy, what do i do what...
    elianybeltre1 elianybeltre1 13-15 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    The other day I was talking to my dad about a friend of mine who supposedly almost took her own life and he began to tell me about one of his friends who passed on a few years ago...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    When I was 15 I went to SeaWorld And I swam with a dolphin at Discovery Cove, I remember the trainer, she said 'A dolphin feels like a boiled egg' When I touched and caressed that...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Since I was 18(now 22) I have had problems with telling guys I don't want to have sex. Granted just of the men were boyfriends or dating but I felt as if I was letting them down if...
    Mickey993 Mickey993 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Let's get one thing straight. I don't work FOR you. I work WITH you to get to your goals. I work FOR my family and my personal well being. Your goals and aspirations are not my own...
    mirogran mirogran 31-35, M Jan 1

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    My brother doesn't want me talking to his ex girlfriend that he got pregnant. I don't like his new girlfriend she jealous and mean stuck up type untrustworthy just no Morals she's...
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    Well my family is not being very supportive and have not been in my life for long time. I have raise my kids alone without my family help and my family have disown me because of...
    Kelbug Kelbug 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Interesting. I live alone, no wonder, and don't get company. I have a few rolls of toilet paper ready if needed by in scheduled callers. But generally I never use toilet paper...
    Philie Philie 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    My family is sorta broken, I was adopted so I don't feel connections with my parent. so I only have one father and no mother and my sister isn't the best example in life. so...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I am dying inside. I know it's dumb and kind of a very little thing but my best friend is going to the hospidal. She is in bad condition the hospidal said she has three months to...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have an issue with the fact that there's only 347 people in this group.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    My father omitted me from his will. My mother told me once, if I changed, I could receive money after she died. My son, adored the power of money since his boyhood, from my parents...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I try to talk to people and give some people the time of the day. But how are you going to give them the time of the day when they won't give you the time of the day? Maybe I have...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I've been with my fwb for a little over a yr now. When we first hooked up he warned me he wasn't "a relationship" kind of guy, and at first that was great cause I didn't want the...
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    Deprived Me of My Mother-When I was 9 my mother who was a Black American unilaterally relocated my younger sister and self to her homeland the United States. A short time later our...
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    I was ok as a child but my reading issues picked up I was about 14-15. Though I think it started earlier. I always had trouble with comprehension. When I was younger I couldn't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    Pretty sure I have a mild form of dyslexia. I'm 100% sure I have Dyscalculia too.
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