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    learning to say good bye

    Sending my condolences to you Simon, but, lovely that you were there with your mum and she went peacefully. Take care of yourself.
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    learning to say good bye

    Hi Simon, My thoughts are with you at this truly difficult time. Words cannot express how difficult this time is for you, but I do understand what you are going through and it is heartbreaking it truly is. My Dad suffered from recurrent chest infections and had pneumonia also. Near the end...
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    All over now

    Please let me add my deepest sympathies to you and your family for the sad loss of your dear Mum. You were there for her always and she is now at peace and no longer suffering. My thoughts are with you. Snooky
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    The First Christmas.....

    Hi Florrie, What a lovely reply, thanks. Your love for your Dad shines through in your post to me and your words are very true. I believe my Dad will continue on through me and my sis and our children. My Dad was 75 years in August and was diagnosed a while back when he was 67, but it was...
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    The First Christmas.....

    Hi Karen, So sorry to hear about your mum and dad; and thanks for your really thoughtful reply. I love that idea of laying a wreath at Christmas eve. You know, I think that is a lovely idea and I am definitely going to do that. You've hit the nail on the head about the time of year and...
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    The First Christmas.....

    Boy, is it hard to even live without my dear dad who was lost to us 3 months ago today. The first Christmas is looming and it just gives me a pit in my stomach. I hate this illness and its effects on the person. It is so cruel and so drawn out. My dad was the gentlest person you could meet and...
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    Please give a prayer

    Thanks Can I just say a very big thank you to everyone. Dad has been so poorly since this seizure (about a month ago), he had the stroke, pneumonia, mini seizures, major seizure, chest infection, the list is endless to be honest and he has declined hugely since. He has not walked since the...
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    Please give a prayer

    Please give a prayer for my dad who is so so poorly at the moment. He is 74 yrs old and has suffered from AD since he was 67 yrs. He is a lovely gentle man, but he suffered a minor stroke about 6 wks ago and then a seizure, which was really bad, and he is so poorly and I am so worried about...
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    Does a stroke make Alzheimer's worse?

    Thanks for your reply and information. I am very sorry to hear about your father and it must have been very upsetting to see such a sudden, drastic change. My sympathies go out to you. I think we will have to wait and see how things go with Dad. I thought a few more posters would have...
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    Help hospital did not give my Mum a chance

    Hi, I sort of know how you feel. My dad had a minor stroke 3 wks ago and had some physiotherapy to start with, but then got pneumonia and they haven't tried anything for 2 weeks since, because they say he wasn't responding, etc, etc. Well, if you've been so poorly that you had pneumonia I...
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    Does a stroke make Alzheimer's worse?

    Hi all, I haven't posted on this site for sometime, but know what excellent advice is given out, so here goes...... My dad who is 74 and suffers from AD was in a care home for 18 months, unfortunately suffered a minor stroke 3 wks ago, which was followed by pneumonia, then epileptic...
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    How does your conversation go...?

    Hi Katie, Boy do I know what you mean!!! You know my Dad has AD and had pneumonia over christmas and subsequently permanently in a home in early Jan and my mum was diagnosed with Breast cancer in January. Well, I feel with a lot of people and sense it, that it is almost too much bad news for...
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    MMSE scores and influencing factors

    Hi Beverley, You obviously have your dad's diabetes well and truly under control and good for you. My poor friend, who never looked after herself, and we nagged and nagged her, to no avail, is now on an insulin drip that is keeping her alive and she only has a day or so to live (she is only 49...
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    Worried about John

    Hi Hazel, Great to hear your news about John shining through when you most needed it. Good for him and you - showed them didnt it!! Your posts really spur me on and, even though I dont post much now (too much on my plate really and probs should be a diff site cos of mum), I watch your posts...
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    What to do when visiting

    Hi Carolyn, Whatever you do, don't feel guilty. You are obviously doing everything you can and visiting your dad, like me, and we just have to take it from there don't we. My mum, unfortunately, was recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, so she too, cant visit dad and although we've...
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    What to do when visiting

    Hi Carolyn, I know what you mean. Although when I visit my dad he is usually in his room on his bed. It is difficult to keep having things to say isnt it, especially when most of the conversation tends to be one way. I go through the usual things like you, what the kids have been doing and...
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    Worried about John

    Good for your Hazel, keep up the good work! Love to you and John. Love Nic xx
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    Worried about John

    Dear Hazel, I am so very sorry to hear your news about John. I wish there was something I could do for you, but you and John are, as always, with me in my thoughts and prayers and I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling. Much love to you both. Love Nic xx
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    Horrendous visit

    Hi Susan, Sorry to hear that you found your mum in a distressing position today, but good that you were able to be there and help calm the situation for your mum. Its so difficult at times isnt it, seeing your parents like that (dignity seems to fly out the window). Take care. Love Snooky xx
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    Worried about John

    Gosh Hazel I'm shocked - sorry to hear that, but treated quickly with antibiotics it will be fine. You don't expect to hear of MRSA in a Nursing home do you, or is that me being naive, I thought it was just hospitals that got this type of thing. Hope John recovers soon and good job they took...