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I Have a Relative With Dementia

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 28, 2010

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Even though we don't have a label on our relationship, I still want to have sex with him and kiss him and hug him and cuddle . I like the way he feels inside of me . I don't know...
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    My mother an she just have 40 years, no she is agressive i dont know what to do, where to take her, or how to deal with her
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    My daughter's 2nd birthday is coming up. I am making a habit of making something hand-made for my daughter for every birthday. For her first birthday, I made her a Waldorf Doll (I...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Went out with Pete (My FWB) and his two roommates. grabbed pizza. Ryan commented on my nail polish again.
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 20

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    yeah, horrible. That's how it used to be. They were unhappy with their men, because those guys cheated on them. They wanted revenge. I was more than happy to oblige them. We both...
    winterkill66 winterkill66 46-50, M Aug 23

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    My mother in law is so uptight,she only calls to my husband on mobile then house phone,she treats my older son different to my other two son's never really bothers with them...And...
    ladybirdkew82 ladybirdkew82 31-35, F Aug 27

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    Or cyber with :) the older the Better come and get me
    Happiness412 Happiness412 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    Ha typical right? Pretty girl with daddy issues.
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    My girlfriend has been having sex with other guys, about 2 of them she had sex with multiple times
    jma13f jma13f 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F a week ago

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    Mmmm with a fat **** yummy
    lostgirlbree lostgirlbree 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Working on being friends. I grew up lonely and bullied. Recently I have some new FWB. I really enjoy the benefits but I want to work on the friends part and learn to be a good...
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 19

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    (sorry about all the grammar and language mistakes, my english is not perfect but i'm trying to improve)   I wanted to tell you about my relationship with my brother...It was...
    Macaronz Macaronz 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Honestly need help, mature experienced parents needed. Here's the issue: My family lives with my in-laws for the time being, we are unable to leave at the moment so it is not a...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hi I found out you're willing to help. I recently found out that my 27-year-old wife had affairs with at least two men. Very furious I traced her and installed a GPS and a recorder...
    Babak1357 Babak1357 36-40, M Aug 21

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    I was diagnosed with OCD last year because of my intrusive thoughts. It didn't make sense to me because I don't have rituals, like everyone else with OCD in my family. I've...
    gatsbygirl88 gatsbygirl88 22-25, F Aug 21

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    okay so my computer has a virus, and I have software that doesnt let me on an **** sites. Its saying that EVERY story is somehow connected to ****... I can't read or comment on any...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F Aug 21

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    My mom used to smoke when she was pregnant with me but she stopped. Now 16 years later I found a lighter and a pack of cigarettes in her purse when I was looking for her car keys...
    Beatrice327 Beatrice327 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    My mother has slapped me, called me numerous, belittling names, and abusive curses. When she is angry, she will hit me and she will have that look in her eye that will make you...
    sienabrowns sienabrowns 16-17 5 Responses Aug 22

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    My dad is being secretive all of a sudden; he keeps leaving the house and won't tell me where he's been. I'm worried sick because he drinks and smoke(d/s) pot. I want to believe he...
    DD213 DD213 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I lose weight. I gain weight. I completely restrict myself. I binge....but in a matter of weeks not days. I'm so hard on myself but I've been overweight forever!!!! Why can't I...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Hehehehehe, I have 4 right now! One is super close and treats me like a girlfriend for all intents and purposes. He knows about the others, and is fine. We just don't talk about...
    HippyDippyTrippy HippyDippyTrippy 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    This is the best fitting sentence to describe this part of me. For years already I am coping with social problems. Only recently I realized my parents had started noticing that...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F Aug 26

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    So I've been having this bed bug problem in my room for a while. Since the beginning of June to be exact. My dad hasn't put out ANY effort to fix the problem the past month and a...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    It was my birthday a few weeks ago. Three days after my birthday,i received a call on am unknown number. I let the call go to voice Mail and it was my birth mother calling to wish...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I have had many women I have dated and especially two that became friends with benefits. I was more serious on my end with these two and was contemplating initiating the "L" &"M...
    xmannos xmannos 36-40, M Aug 29

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    Today she asked me if I thought I needed to see a therapist. I said yes and she reacted by saying, "ha you think you have problems if you go to therapy with people who have REAL...
    FalseAdulation FalseAdulation 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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