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middleagecrazy
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/16/2006 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. I have just discovered the HW site and Alzheimer forum. My mom and dad (both 82) have AD. They are living in their own home, a bungalow in a senior's complex, with home support four hours per day over breakfast and lunchtime. I go in the evenings to make dinner and give evening meds. The progression of Dad's AD has been slow. He was diagnosed approximately eight years ago. Mom however has been quite rapid over the past two years. They are mobile, walking independantly and able to eat unassisted if meal is put in front of them. I feel so fortunate that so far they have been able to stay in their own home where everything is familiar. I work in long term care facility (nursing home) in Canada and so am aware of the final stages of AD. The really cool thing about mom and dad is that its like they only have half a brain left each but because they are together they help each other and rely on each other and so together there's a whole brain there (almost!) lol
Anyways I am glad to have a place to talk to others who will understand. I am sure I wil be here often as I don't sleep well (menopause) but that's a whole other issue. :-)

lerie
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 3/17/2006 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Middleagecracy,catchy name, I like it. Welcome to HW forum. there are a lot of supportive caring people here.I like your sense of humor in the middle of all this. My thoughts & prayers are with you. later....
"There is at least one good thing in each and every day we just have to find it and if we look hard enough we will.Somedays we just have to look a little harder than others,but its alway's there.
 
Valerie


Suzy2
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Date Joined Aug 2003
Total Posts : 335
   Posted 3/17/2006 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to the board. I look forward to reading more of your posts. I loved the way that you described the way that your parents help each other out. And as Lerie said, great board name.


Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 3/17/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome ....I too am the caregiver of both parents .....Mom was taken to the "Acute/Active Care" at about 4:30 this am she had pneumonia,pluerisy and is not able to use her legs at all .......Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers for me .......I just love your user name it is cute I hope that you will stick around and find that this is a great group of peeps with unending care and concern as well as support for all of us dealing with this DD............Hope to see you post often,.......God Bless..........Lyn


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2006 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Middleagecrazy
Was wondering how you are doing and how your parents are ,havent seen you post so I thought I would see if I could find you........Hope all is well .....God Bless.....Lyn
 
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