1. Jacquetta

    Jacquetta Registered User

    Jan 30, 2015
    12
    Don't post much its too painful.Today my father told me last night my beautiful and clever and talented mother was looking for him in the garage and asking him where he was ...he of course was in the same room saying here I am don't worry...what a cruel cruel heartbreaking disease this is....my hope is someone somewhere will be able to find a cure and give hope to all those out there yet to go through this...virtual hugs to all...
     
  2. Padraig

    Padraig Registered User

    Dec 10, 2009
    1,039
    Hereford
    My late wife was the same, but I learned to accept it. Over the whole 12/13 years of Alzheimer's I learned to understand in my own way. As the pages of time in her mind blew away I was no longer the man she married, he was a much younger person.
    The changes are sometimes rapid and other times slow, often stop for a while, then take hold completely.
     
  3. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,525
    North East England
    I'm so sorry Jacquetta. This is one of the hardest things to bear.

    My mam doesn't know me now, but occasionally I see her looking at me with a certain look in her eyes and I know she's trying to place me. Sometimes she will call me 'pet' and last week she kissed me of her own accord. I treasure those moments.
     
  4. Sianey

    Sianey Registered User

    Mar 23, 2015
    103
    Yorkshire
    Your mum

    Hi Jacquetta,

    It is very sad and stressful to go through, I can sympathise.

    Before Mam went into a home I remember shouting her from her kitchen (she was in her conservatory) and so I could see her, I shouted 'Mam' and saw her lean down to a chair and say 'I'll just get her' as if she didn't know she was a Mam to anyone :(

    Take care,

    Sianey
     
  5. Sianey

    Sianey Registered User

    Mar 23, 2015
    103
    Yorkshire
    CollegeGirl I too have had the look as well, Mine doesn't know who I am now either and sometimes can't understand how a ponytail is on an eighty year old as Mam thinks I'm her sister and asks don't you curl your hair under like I do?

    Sianey
     

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