Hi,Hi I'm 29 and my mum (63 in a couple of days) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in December though symptoms were present for about 2 years, things are progressing quicker than I anticipated and its heart breaking. I no longer feel like a daughter and more someone who nags and tries to help but she doesn't understand why. Lowest point so far was her not knowing and still not realising weeks later that it was my birthday (I'm her youngest of 3). Xx
I'm so sorry for the situation you find yourself in with your mum. You are not alone at all, I'm 29 also and my mum is now in a home. It's so sad to watch the people you love most in the world go through this awful disease and it's so hard as these people are the ones who used to know absolutely everything about us and now know nothing. My mum would have no idea about my birthday. I'm pregnant and due in April and I'm sure without a little reminder she'd forget I was even pregnant, she can't remember that I'm having a boy. These are big things in my life and it's hard to get my head around that mum my can't remember. I got married last May and although she knows I'm married she has totally no recollection of the day.
It's totally heart breaking that these events/occasions are forgotten. Everytime my mum gets a little worse or forgets something quite significant I feel like I mourn a part of her.
It's easier said than done but, stay strong and really treasure every single moment with your mum. Does she have a diary that you could put birthdays into which she could look at with a prompt?
As said before, keep talking to us as it seems so many of us are going through the same thing.
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