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Old 01-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #15
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Thanks Ed. This disease has devastated many families. It is the survivors who must recover and re-build their lives after watching a loved one slowly succumb to this fatal condition. I urge everyone who has a loved one with a diagnosis of dementia to seek out and join a local Alzheimers support group, for their own comfort and education.

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Mom rolled out (or some thing) of bed at the nursing home little over a week ago. Broke her neck, had surgery to put a screw in...now in hospise.
Last night dad had a stroke.

Alzheimers is a killer

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #17
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I pray every night and every day for the people who are unfortunate to have to experience the devastating effects have on all the survivors. May the angels in the care facilities have the strength and courage and compassion to assist those who suffer from AD.
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Hope your family is ok, our prayers are with you and yours
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My mom had Alzheimer's, and passed away in 2009. She was 92, and had symptoms for almost 9 years. A slow, agonizing ordeal. My Dad died at 89 in 2006, and I know he feared for Mom's care, etc. We tried to reassure him that we three kids would make sure she got the best possible care, but I know he was completely devastated to go before her.

I've always wondered; when sitting there talking to Mom, telling her about my life, bringing her grandchildren to see her, etc. what if anything she understood. She never seemed to be aware of who I was, or my kids or wife. She would laugh a bit with us, and didn't seem overly depressed, etc. But is there any research indicating they have any awareness of reality? Did she actually hear and get what we were saying, but was unable to respond? I hope my Mom at least understood that she was loved, cherished and appreciated. It always seemed like her mind was almost totally vacant. Hopefully she didn't know what had happened to her, and was simply unaware.

I hope you were at peace then and now, Mom.


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