I Have An Elderly Parent With Dementia

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    Dear Mom...

      Dear Mom, Why didn't you tell me that one day you might not recall the day that “my teeth bit my tongue”? Why didn't you tell me that I was going to have to change your diapers the same way I have to change my kids? Why don't you remember all those...
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    3 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    My Mom

    She died a week ago, on the 30th November, at 5.45am, at home. She was 72 years old. We first noted significant changes in her behaviour about 10 years ago. Little we know about dementia until we finally seek help from psychiatric specialist about months later. There is no cure...
    ABforever ABforever
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

    Ups And Downs

    My dad has just turned 91. He is 11 years older than any other person in his direct line of ancestry in over 200 years. Nearly three years ago, I started visiting him every Saturday to help him maintain his independent lifestyle while living in an independent-living apartment...
    m2mdad m2mdad
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2013


    hi therei am vere sorry you lost you mom i no it is hard when you loss some one you love when you loss your mom you loss you best friend i lost my mom my dad my br oth er my sister and my son and i am haed broken there say you will get other it but you to note so my heat goes...
    glencoe2 glencoe2
    61-65, M
    Feb 24, 2012

    I'm not quite 25. My dad (nearly 70) had a

    stroke a few weeks ago. He now has respiratory problems, won't eat, and assumes on a daily basis that he is coming home from the rehab facility, despite the fact that he's not working on rehab at all. Today he went back to the ER for the third time and he's forgotten my birthday...
    highfidelity970 highfidelity970
    26-30, F
    Aug 21, 2014
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