My Mother Has Alzheimers

Actually, it's my mother who has Alzheimers. I am her primary caregiver. She has been diagnosed since 2000, so it has been a long road. My husband & I moved in to her house to care for her, while my daughter rents our home. I have alot of help from my husband & my daughters; I don't think anyone can do this alone. It's a horrid disease for everyone, not just the patient. I thank God that I have the help of my husband and my daughters in this endeavor. I really feel as if my own life is on hold, just waiting for the end, which will be a blessing. I don't belong to any support groups, so I'd love to share stories with anyone here going through the same thing.
GrannyDang GrannyDang
41-45, F
1 Response Apr 29, 2007

Wow, I sort of know what you are going through. I have a friend down the street who has her mother in law at home with Alzies. Tonight I was asked by an old school mate to move to his place and take care of him. He is diabetic, has artheroscleriosis (sp) and osteoporosis - he is 71. His wife died last year of a stroke. I wonder how much I would be worth doing this type of thing for him. He asked me what it would cost for me to come there and be his caregiver. I think I'd need a partner to help me with this and I've never wanted to be a nurse so I have some real questions! Comments are welcome!