Did I mention how much I HATE Alzheimers???!!!

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   Posted 10/12/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I sooooo hate this disease!! It is so unfair to everyone involved!  I miss my gma - the one that was.  mad   I get a lot of weird phone calls from her and I expect this.  But yesterday I got a call from her because she was worried about me.  She was crying and she was trying to tell me something so I had to tell her to stop crying since I can't understand her.  So she calmed down to tell me that she hasn't seen me in 2 months and she was worried about me.  I was there last Wednesday and spent 45 minutes talking with her and I had to remind her of that.  She said, "Well I must not have been here then."  I also had to remind her that I told her that I was picking her up on Monday to take her to lunch and back to my house to get some warmer clothes.  She then perked up and said ok.  But what I hate is that I go there 2 or 3 times a week and spend an hour with her each time and she has no recollection of me being there.  I even write down in large black letters on a writing tablet what day I was there and when I am coming back.  I am trying to keep it together but agh! I just HATE Alzheimers!
Sorry for the vent - this just saddens me to no end.  sad
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   Posted 10/12/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
((((((((( Sherry )))))))))))))

I hear you sis. I used to leave notes for my dad. I'd write out a little note and he'd put it in his wallet and take it out and put it back and take it out and put it back. Sometimes, when he'd talk like your gma about how long it had been . . . I'd just write out my name and phone number and tell him he could call me any time. And he did. I didn't even try to explain that I'd just been there. I'd answer the phone and sound REALLY excited and "HELLO!! I'M SO GLAD YOU CALLED!! HOW HAVE YOU BEEN??? I CAN'T WAIT TO VISIT YOU AGAIN!! WOULD MONDAY BE GOOD FOR YOU?" With that, you could just hear his smile. He could then enjoy thinking about Monday . . . until he forgot again. LOL I know its really hard, but you are going to look back and think how good she's actually doing right now. . . so don't allow the frustration to use up your energy . . . turn it right back around into something positive. Deep in her spirit . . . she KNOWS you love her. You are doing a great thing for her.

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   Posted 10/13/2008 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I sure despise this DD as well
More than you know
I did the same as Rosie would write lil notes but sometimes to no avail

I am so sorry you are going thru this

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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I hate it. My mother calls me, sometimes 9-12 times within an hour. I try not to get fustrated because, how scared is she? Mom knows what she has and yet keeps trying to prove herself to me. She knows that one day, she will not know me. Nor her family. She keeps repeating to me, how many people have the disease and what is being done to help them. She won't admit it but I know that she is terrified. I can see it in her eyes. This is what makes me think what a cruel world it is.

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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   

There is NO other DD I think that can take the
ones you love and literally rip them apart leaving "bits n pieces"

I believe even though she acts like she doesnt know you are there
SOMEWHERE in her is a lil tad of something that may just come to her when you are not around ya
know what I mean

I am with you all the way
I really DO despise this darned disease
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