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Corrie_1
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been scouting the alzhiemer's forum here and finally have decided to post.

Alziemer's runs in my family. My Grandfather was diagnosed 2 years ago and has been living in a home off island since. His mother also suffered from it, and although none of his children have lived to be old enough to display characteristics, the similiarity between my dad and grandfather is uncanny - and I fear he will also develop it.

I can say that it is a horrible disease, that has robbed my grandpa from so many things. I have only been able to visit him a few times, but have been planning to go visit him again soon, since my grandmother has been receiving cancer treatment in the same town.

I was planning to read him poetry... since he has always loved it, The Cremation of Sam McGee actually. At a time he could recite the whole thing perfectly.

I miss him, and just wanted to wish everybody who has, or deals with family members with this disease, my best wishes. It's difficult to see my grandpa on the slim chances I get, but I have so much respect for people who devote their lives to them :)

You're all heroes in my eyes.

- Corrie
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.


lynnie771
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 1/27/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
i think reading something he loves to him is a wonderful idea.....i hope you get to go see him soon......

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree

I too wish you are able to see him soon as possible
Stay here with us .........

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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Nenskie
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/10/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone!! I, too have been scouting this forum for some time...

My dad, (74y/o) was diagnosed with AD (moderate-severe type) a few months back but it finally sank in yesterday after his neurologist explained what the result of his MRI meant..

My mom patiently is with him all the time and sometimes i know it wears her out taking care of him.. i drive them to their appointments bec my mom does not drive


After reading some of the posts, i'm always reminded that he was once a very nurturing, caring and loving dad..
Then it reminds me that it's my turn to share a helping hand when needed.

I feel sad why it had to happen to him, i'm hoping for a miracle..

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/10/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
WELCOME to the AD forum
Check resouces and back pages for info
Plenty here

I lost both Mom and Dad to this DD within 2 yrs of one another
I so despise it and what it does

You area great daughter

LYN

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Fibro & Other DD

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              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Nenskie
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Total Posts : 3
   Posted 2/10/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
hi lyn!! Thanks for the support...

I think i would find solace and comfort here...

you have a good day!

Neng

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 2/27/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Neng

From all that has happened with both parents and other loved ones passing I had to take time to regroup and find a good place to be

Believe me you will find family solace and comfort as well as support to help you thru

Take care plz and post when you can

God Bless
LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN

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