alzheimer's for ten years and in a nursing home

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wiggyann
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Friends,
 
I have written before several times on this forum but
It has been quite awhile ago.  It was about ten years ago when mother began having symtoms of alzheimer's. 
 She is in a nursing home now and in a wheelchair.  She can no longer help lift herself up to go to the bathroom, so someone has to support all of her weight and it takes two people to put her on the  commode and put her to bed.  My brother goes during the day and I go  in the evening and feed her supper and stay until after she is in bed for the night.  She sleeps all of the time unless she is taken down for meals or to have a bath.  She cannot talk anymore but tries at times but we can't understand her.  I know this must be very frustrating for her.  She doesn't know who we are anymore. Her face used to light up with my brother or I would walk in, but not anymore and for the last  six weeks, she sits with her head down which she never used to do. I know she is in the final stage of alzheimer's and I hope the Lord takes her before she is completely bedridden.  My brother
has told me  how terrible the final stage of alzheimer's in. Mother is 86.  It's very hard to see her like this. She was always such an indenpendent person and worked all of her life. 
 
Wiggyann

StaceyA
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   Posted 3/25/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear of your pain. I hope that you are able to find some peace.
(((hugs)))
Stacey

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I too am so sorry for your pain
i have been thru a situation where i was found in a seizure from there on life support
i had forgotten most of the ppl in my life and this really hurt my daughter Cait
i hv regained most of memory but am totally deaf and still quite weak
i honestly felt like just giving up for awhile but i know i have reasons to stiull be here or i would have not lived thru what i did
both my parents had alzheimers and i lost them within 2 yrs of each other
i believe dad just gave up without his love my mom..
again im so sorry i do feel your pain n i also can empathize with your mother
it is very scary n hard not to remember ....huggs to you
lyn

wiggyann
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
  :-) Thank you Stacey and Lyn for your conforting words.
 
  Lyn,  I'm so very sorry you had to go through what
  you did, but am happy to hear that you have regained 
  your memory.  I hope that your hearing returns one
  day too. Do the doctors know what caused the
  seizure?  May God Heal You Completely.
 
  Wiggyann 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
from what they think with mom n dad passing away howie leaving and just other issues as well i just basically blew a gasket
i will never get hearing back hun its gone
but thanks for your kind thoughts
blessings
lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/26/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
KEEP us posted on how things are going n how you are mking out
huggs
lyn
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wiggyann
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
 
  Dear Lyn,
 
  What a trooper you are :-)  My brother who is a vietnam
  vet developed a form of maculer degeneration in his
  late twenties.  Eye specialists from all over the United 
  States  have come to the veteran's hospital to check out 
  his eyes and they still don't know exactly what he has.
  He worked as long as he could and then he drove as
  long as he could.  Then, he moved in with mother
  and lived with her for over twenty years.  He is the one
  who took care of her for about six or seven years before
  she went into the nursing home.  But he never complains.
  You remind me of him.  'Did you have to learn sign
  language?
 
  Wiggyann

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/27/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am starting at local college like place to learn sign i hv books but its just not the same
it is so hard when youve heard all your life
lol ppl use to say i had fup mother hearing..i could hear a pin drop really

Now i cant hear squat except a constant noise in head like tv when it goes off the air ya know the static noise
its really aggravating to say the least

i sure have learnt to hv more empathy than ever now with ppl that hv hearing/ vision loss as well as others
ty for asking
huggles
lyn
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wiggyann
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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Dear Lyn,
 
 I just wanted to say that I hope the sign language
 will be easy for you to learn :-) 
 
 I watched a  movie last year, "The Family Stone"
 and one of the young men in the family was deaf
 and all during the movie, members of the family
 signed to him when someone else was talking.
 That was the first time I have ever seen anything
 like that in a movie and it really touched me.
 The movie is a comedy.
 
 Wiggyann

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/1/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
HMMM i will hv a look n see if i can find that movie on cd sounds great
i am looking forward to signing as it is so difficult to communicate as i am sure you understand waiting for approval for my tty phone to b paid for thru disabilty
thank God i love reading as i hv to watch tv shows thru captioning
it amazes me things i missed when hearing in a movie n now reading what is being said
ya learn each day
blessings
n thank you
lyn
huggles
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