• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March 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.

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Doreen

Registered User
Dec 3, 2004
50
Oldham
Hi All

Just to let you know that my darling Jim died yesterday at the age of 65. I have
not been a member on this Forum for long, nor did I do much posting, usually reading, but I wish to thank you all for the comfort, knowledge and help you have given me in a short time.

Doreen
 

Leah

Registered User
Oct 22, 2004
31
79
Northumberland
Hello Doreen,
So sorry to hear about Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. I know it is so very hard, but you have to try and take comfort that he is at peace at last.
I think early onset is perhaps the most difficult to deal with,at 65 you should be starting to enjoy your retirement together.
I know a little of how you will be feeling, my husband died last year aged 67, but I lost the real Ted a long time ago.
I don't post very much, but I read the site most days, it is good to see the help and support there is for everyone.
Take good care of yourself now.
 

Sandy

Registered User
Mar 23, 2005
6,847
Dear Doreen,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. At least you know that you were doing everything in your power to get him the best care possible until the end.

I'm glad that Talking Point has been a source of comfort and support for you. It is a wonderful online community. I'm sure everyone's thoughts are with you and your family.

Take care,

Sandy
 

thompsonsom

Registered User
Jul 4, 2004
97
halifax
Hi Doreen

So sorry that Jim lost his fight and know how much you have worked to try make his life as happy as possible.

Thinking of you


Jan
 

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
Hello Doreen

I am very sad to hear of your loss. Take time to grieve, then I hope your memories will return - and strengthen - of your time together before dementia muscled in.

He is at peace now and you did the very best you could for him. What more is there to say?

Take care.
 

Izzy

Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
60,536
Dundee
Doreen

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you know we are all thinking of you. What more can I say?

Take care of yourself

Izzy
 

angela.robinson

Registered User
Dec 27, 2004
520
77
Hi Doreen ,you Have Been In My Thoughts All Day ,hope You Can Take Some Comfort In Knowing That Jim Did Not Have To End His Days In A Nursing Home ,the Thing You Both Dreaded Most.you Was Able To Keep Your Promise .be Strong Now ,take Care .love Angela
 

Ruthie

Registered User
Jul 9, 2003
114
South Coast
Dear Doreen

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please take care of yourself now, you have done everything you possibly could for Jim, and he is now at peace.

love

Ruthie
 

jenny_colgan

Registered User
Apr 27, 2005
3
33
Leeds, UK
Im sorry x x x

Doreen,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, im sure Jim is now looking over you as your guardian angel. You're in my thoughts.
My grandad passed away on Wednesday and he suffered from alzheimers. If you ever need to talk im here to listen.
Jenny x