1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

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  1. afghan

    afghan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2005
    My wonderful Ruth passed away yesterday after suffering for 12 years with Alzheimers. It arrived when she was 44 and took her when she was 57. It has also taken me and although I know she is no longer suffering I miss her so much.

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  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    What a lovely photo, Afghan. I hope you will be able to hold this picture within you.
    With love
  3. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    Afghan - I am so, so sorry

    I've never been able to find words which have any real meaning for this situation, but please know that I - and many others here, I am sure - feel for your hurt and grief.

  4. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    near London
    Hello afghan

    thank you for posting this lovely picture of your Ruth.

    please try to take things very slowly for the present, and give yourself time to grieve.
  5. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    My deepest sympathies to you at this sad time. I just want to cry with you and for you. It is a beautiful photograph and I am so pleased you are able to share that with us - hold it in your heart.

    Take time for yourself now and remember many people out here are thinking about you. Best wishes Beckyjan
  6. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    dear Afghan
    I am so sorry for you and your family.
    What a beautiful photo......keep it in your heart.
    All my love and sympathy to you all
    Wendy xx
  7. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    SW Scotland
    Dear Afghan

    I'm so sorry that your lovely Ruth has passed away. She was so young to have this horrible disease, and it must have left such a huge gap in your life.

    Take care of yourself now, don't try to do too much. And keep posting, whenever you want.

  8. Lucille

    Lucille Registered User

    Sep 10, 2005
    Dear Afghan

    I'm so very sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. She looks like a lovely lady on the photo you've posted.

    Take care of yourself and, as Bruce said, give yourself time to grieve.
  9. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    Dear Afghan, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  10. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    Dear Afghan,
    Thank you for sharing your grief and Ruth's picture with us - I hope that our combined sympathy and positive thoughts will help you along at this difficult time.
    Stay strong and keep her in your heart.
  11. Lillie

    Lillie Registered User

    Oct 21, 2006
    I echo all the words and sentiments of those that have posted already. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers x x
  12. j.j

    j.j Registered User

    Jan 8, 2007
    dear afghan this disease is truly heartbreaking i hope by reading these replies and seeing how we genuinly feel for you, you may gain some comfort
  13. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    Many wise words and much love coming to you. My deepest sympathies and please, do take care of youself now. Your Ruth would want that. Nell
  14. nicetotalk

    nicetotalk Registered User

    Sep 22, 2006
    Dear Afgan

    so sorry for your love what a lovely picture of ruth thoughts are with you

  15. Sarah-Anne

    Sarah-Anne Registered User

    Mar 17, 2007
    be gentle

    Be gentle with yourself.
    love sarah-anne
  16. dmc

    dmc Registered User

    Mar 13, 2006
    dear afghan

    such a lovely photo, im so sorry for your loss,
    may you find the strength to see you through
  17. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    North East
    Deepest sympathies to you Afghan

    Take care


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