1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. hisstessa2

    hisstessa2 Registered User

    Feb 19, 2015
    12
    USA
    #1 hisstessa2, Jun 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
    After a 6 year battle with Alz, my mother passed away in April. She just stopped eating and drinking and was hospitalized for severe dehydration and after 2 weeks sent home to pass away in the form of a dry death. I was sick and could not visit her in her last 2 days on earth but was able to make it right before she died. She was unresponsive and staring at the cross on her wall. I bent down, kissed her forehead and told her we would be all right and it was OK to go. She drew her last breath and died peacefully.
    I really struggled with the dry death option but with her advanced directives, I let her go. I harbored alot of guilt. I second guessed myself alot. But it was the right decision. She's ok now. I feel her and constantly find "pennies from heaven" around my house in obvious places as a clear sign from her. She is OK now. She can think again. She is free.
    God bless you all and my deepest respect and condolences to all of you coping with this nasty disease. It will eat you alive just as it does the person who has the disease. Guess I just wanted to share. I have learned compassion and patience from this. My heart has been opened.
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,212
    Merseyside
    I'm so sorry you've lost your mum.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,590
    Female
    Dundee
    Sending my condolences. I'm glad your mum's passing was peaceful.
     
  4. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,604
    Scotland
    Sending my condolences on the loss of your mum.
     
  5. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    840
    Fife Scotland
    so sorry, but now she is free.
     
  6. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,041
    I am sorry for your loss, but glad your Mother is free and at peace.
     
  7. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,534
    North East England
    I'm so sorry you have lost your mum but so glad she is now free.

    Your post has made me cry. I love the pennies from heaven you are finding, what a comfort they must be. Wishing you peace and strength now.
     
  8. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    I'm so sorry that your Mum has passed away. She no longer has any pain or confusion and in that I hope you find comfort.

    Love

    Lyn T XX
     
  9. magic800

    magic800 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2014
    17
    So sorry for your loss x
     
  10. Gigglemore

    Gigglemore Registered User

    Oct 18, 2013
    526
    British Isles
    Condolences on the loss of your mother, hope the memory of her passing peacefully in her own home is a comfort to you. Take care.
     
  11. meme

    meme Registered User

    Aug 29, 2011
    1,955
    Female
    London
    so sorry for your loss..your Mother is at peace now
     
  12. jenniewren

    jenniewren Registered User

    Jun 29, 2015
    4
    So sorry for your loss x
     
  13. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    Very sorry for your pain, but your Mum is free now from this evil disease
     
  14. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,280
    Female
    near Folkestone
    So sorry and so very sad . My condolences to you and your family xxx


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  15. Demonica66

    Demonica66 Registered User

    Oct 23, 2014
    55
    So sorry at your Mum's passing. The 'pennies from heaven' are no doubt a comfort, as should be the knowledge that you were there for your mother as she had been for you. X


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  16. Sad Misty

    Sad Misty Registered User

    Jun 8, 2015
    31
    My deepest condolences fore you're lost dear :(
     

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