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I Lost a Relative to Alzheimer's Disease

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    Just This Afternoon - my grandmother just died of alzheimer's. it finally got the better of her, just this evening. she was 93 this year. up until the last 8 years she was a crazy...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Just Getting to Know Ya! - In 2005 a relative of mine was diagnosed with Dementia. We were just forming a relation after many years of being estranged. They are now in a nursing...
    closedin closedin 41-45 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    My Grandfather - it hit after my grandmother died. at least that's when it got diagnosed. it changed him, obviously. his love for me didn't change, but he didn't know how to...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    My Great Grandmother - It's been quite a while since it happened. Near the end she would only call me by my dad's name - she thought I was him at a young age. It is a tragic...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    Two Actually - My great aunt (grandfathers sister) and my grandmother on my fathers side. It's a sad illness that took them slowly and broke every ones heart. These once...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Worst Way To Go - My grandmother spent the last seven years of her life as an alzheimer's patient. She was always a little bit senile and forgetful, even when she was middle-aged...
    CashCarStar CashCarStar 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2010

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    She Didn't Stand a Chance - My mother died of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. It was a horrible thing to witness, and I can only guess at the terror one must feel at the...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    My Grandma - My grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2001. I was in fourth grade. She stayed at home with my grandpa as her care giver for about 8 years! My grandpa is such a...
    HeartLikeMine10 HeartLikeMine10 22-25, F Oct 27, 2013

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    My Mom Lost the Struggle -  Over 10 years and finally, it was over for her.  She didn't know who I or her husband were but she was mild mannered (which was a real change...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Runs In My Family - I have 3 relatives who all had Alzheimer's  and passed away: My grandmother, her sister, and a distant cousin. My grandmother passed away many years ago...
    anoday anoday 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2008

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    Imagine if somebody comes back to home from university after giving an exam and saw the death body of his father, yes I faced it, my dad was having bone cancer and his treatment...
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    It has bee a couple of months now but I'm still depressed. I can barely bring myself to write about it. That morning I had called her to see how she was but we didn't get a chance...
    ddemi ddemi 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 27

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    Is it really God?? I have read many of your experiences and I thought that giving my POV could be nice! Don't hate, I know you might not want to know anything about God. I went...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Well this is awkward, but yes... I'm not close to my relatives... Since I was born, I never grew up in a stable place. Like I had to move to different countries because of my...
    reisquared reisquared 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Today will make it 7 years since my brother passed. I'm the same age he was when he died and I'm battling the same disease. The pain has never ceased, I'm not sure that it ever...
    lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 lifeisabeautifulstruggle19 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I was 14 and I was invited to a party by a senior and of course I said yes. And I planned not to drink any alcohol but he offered me one and I said yes hesitantly but I did say...
    skylar904 skylar904 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This may really sound childish and should be none of my business, but I care because he's my brother and I love him dearly. Nor am I jealous, my family and relatives feels the same...
    Toothfairy08 Toothfairy08 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just wanted somewhere to vent do here's My Story....My name is Shun. I'm 34 years old and I'm lost. 7 years ago I was single I met what I thought was sweetest woman in the world...
    shunjustin shunjustin 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am 27, I lost my father to lung cancer 3 weeks ago he was 67, i feel so sad and alone and i feel that there's nothing to live for anymore. what breaks my heart more is that i...
    DadysGirl DadysGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Or rather had...my 'brother' is gone, my two 'sister's' are gone and I think now even a 'potential brother' is gone... Was it because I didn't want to be his? Was it because I wasn...
    BlackDaisee BlackDaisee 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I think "weird" is a relative term. A person is weird only until you know about them. I believe all people are unique in their own ways. It is just that we do not take that extra...
    Angs2001 Angs2001 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    One day when I was young I told my mother that I wanted to be a girl. I had these feeling for as long as I could remember. My mom got a big smile on her face. She asked me to tell...
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    I'm sure most, or some people have had a long lost lover in the past who they've had to let go in order to make them and happy and yourself happy, logically to make it work. It...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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