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Mother w/ Alzheimers disease
Last Post 09 Oct 2012 08:43 AM by Sierra. 5 Replies.
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raya45User is Offline Send Message Posts:1 raya45
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15 Jul 2011 06:01 AM
I need someone to help me please with a question, I have been caring for my mom who has alzheimers for the past 10 years and she is in the final stages of the disease now... I love her dearly and will keep her home to care for her to the end (if at all possible). My issue is now that I am so tired, frustrated and secluded that I feel I have become depressed and I'm not sure what to do, I care for all her needs and she is well taken care of but I have no energy for anything else... never mind taken any time for myself. I finally got some respit care for her and I will be taken a week for myself at the end of this month but I still feel like I am depressed and don't know what to do... please help thank you, Raya45
GinUser is Offline Send Message Posts:12 Gin
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15 Jul 2011 02:46 PM

Posted By raya45 on 15 Jul 2011 07:01 AM
I need someone to help me please with a question, I have been caring for my mom who has alzheimers for the past 10 years and she is in the final stages of the disease now... I love her dearly and will keep her home to care for her to the end (if at all possible). My issue is now that I am so tired, frustrated and secluded that I feel I have become depressed and I'm not sure what to do, I care for all her needs and she is well taken care of but I have no energy for anything else... never mind taken any time for myself. I finally got some respit care for her and I will be taken a week for myself at the end of this month but I still feel like I am depressed and don't know what to do... please help thank you, Raya45

A very good friend of ours mother had Alzheimer's and they were the primary caregivers. The other siblings lived out of town so most everything fell on them. It is very hard but do not be afraid to ask for help. There is a very good article on this website under Health Resources titled "Communicating in Alzheimer's World". It is very good and may be helpful.
ChrisUser is Offline Send Message Posts:14 Chris
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22 Sep 2011 10:29 AM
Alzheimer caregiver, very tough job- i watched my mother deal with her mom and her alzheimer's disease. It took a lot out of her. People say it is like dealing with a child, i think it is worse. best thing you can do is find a way to get some time to yourself.
DDUser is Offline Send Message Posts:14 DD
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06 Mar 2012 07:22 AM
mother was such a strong, loving, and a great companion for dad and to see her now in the final stages of Alzheimer's is heart breaking. The doctor says to try to remember the person she always was and not what the disease has taken from her. I try to concentrate on that.
DaveUser is Offline Send Message Posts:4 Dave
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12 Jun 2012 12:56 PM
After watching my mother in law suffer with Alzheimer's I sure hope that all the research that is being done comes up with a cure or better diagnoses. She was a sweet lady and I want to remember her as the fun and loving person she was and not the person who caused her daughter so much grief through having to care for her.
SierraUser is Offline Send Message Posts:11 Sierra
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09 Oct 2012 08:43 AM
I think dealing with a parents that has Alzheimer's is one of the most difficult situations a family caregiver can experience. My mother was just from the normal aches and pains of old age when I was taking care of her but to see a very good friend go through the stages of this terrible disease with her mother was painful. The best thing any of us could do for her was to giver her a break now and then. We set up a family care center and coordinated friends and family to come in and give her some time off. When Lois finally ended up in a nursing facility we still kept a visitation calendar going so that we knew she was being looked in on and it wasn't always up to my friend.

 



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