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- My mother was diagnosed with AZ in 02 , so I left my full time job mum started to live with me in my home with 2 of my children . After 2 years mum was told she had vascular dementia. I took regular respite 8 weeks a year also mum went to day care
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only option."
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on 23-05-2011 at 02:20 PM
2 years on July 26 that mum passed away that how long it has been that I can finally come into this site and warm happy memories flowing back of my time with mum and the dementia.
I think the death of my son Just before my mum death June 4th numbed the pain of mum death that I thought ď oh well she dead now I can get on with my life ď while holding in the emotions of crying because I was scared to cry. God itís been hard long journey of life without mum and getting use to ďnot looking
on 10-04-2009 at 07:12 PM
=Margarita;33655 TEN REQUESTS OF THE ALZHEIMER'S VICTIM
PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME
Remember, I am the helpless victim of an organic brain
disease which is out of my control.
TALK TO ME
Even though I can not always answer you. I can hear
your voice and sometimes comprehend your words.
BE KIND TO ME
For each day of my life is a long and desperate struggle.
on 10-04-2009 at 06:58 PM
on 10-04-2009 at 06:55 PM
Courage is what happens when your desire to make positive
progress is greater than your fear of a negative setback.
Courage is what happens when you look at those fears, listen
to them, learn from them, use them to prepare, and then move
Courage is how problems are turned into opportunities.
Courage is why some people are able to move the situation
on 10-04-2009 at 06:53 PM
Compassionate Communication with the Memory Impaired
by Liz Ayres
A Volunteer of the Alzheimer's Association and Former Caregiver
Donít remind them they forget.
Donít question recent memory.
Donít take it personally.
Give short, one sentence explanations.
Allow plenty of time for comprehension, then triple