Grandma II  

TammyDHU 45F
969 posts
4/24/2006 12:41 pm

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4/25/2006 10:23 am

Grandma II

It was a day of laughter, joy, and tears.

It was a day when the extended family members finally came together to catch up on one another's lives and share memories as we all celebrated Grandma's 85th milestone birthday.

We hugged and kissed one another, knowing full well we may not have the chance to do so again. We each made tribute to Grandma, each of us in our own way, to celebrate her long life and the love she has bestowed upon us all over the years. The day was overwhelmed with love being shared, and greatly blessed by our Creator.

Everyone went home fully satisfied with the result of the effort and we were happy.

Today I call my mother and I find out the truth. She learned it after I left.

Grandma has Alzheimer's.

rm_axkn4it2 54M

4/24/2006 1:26 pm

Tough Job ahead. I have MS, my last girlfriends dad had alzheimers, we took care of him. I think America should take a long look at whos taking care of these people. Everyones time and money dissappear very quickly and the stress can be unbearable and seperate a family. I see it everywhere I go and it happened to me as well. So I am here.

rm_putt675 50M
1118 posts
4/24/2006 5:01 pm

Damn, I hate the dementia diseases. They rob our loved ones of what we cherish most: their personalities.

My mother had what is called Pick's. It is similar to Alzheimer's, but attacks a different part of the brain. We went through it all, and at times it was hell. In the end she was even close to the person I knew as my mother.

My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family. If you need anything, let me know. I will do my best to answer questions. If you would like me to blog on the topic, will be happy to do so. Ask me some starter questions, and I will address them.


corvairguy 65M

4/25/2006 8:02 am

I have to say, cherish the years you have had and forget the ones to come.

Just be thankful that you have had your full life to enjoy your Grandmother so far. Depending on the progression of the Alzheimers, you will have more time to enjoy and even later there will be good times.


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