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Red_34
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   Posted 2/14/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to see how everyone is doing? How are your loved ones with AD doing?
SHERRY
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MT Lady
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   Posted 2/15/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for asking Sherry. My mom is 89 years old. She was diagnosed with AD 7 years ago...7 lonnnngggg years. She has been in assisted living for the past almost two years. How is she doing? Physically she is as strong as can be. She just had a bout with a cold and cough that I thought was going to turn into pneumonia, because she spends so much time in bed (she just refuses to join in daily activities) but miraculously, she pulled through and she's fine. Mentally, another story. Those that have traveled down this road understand. I honestly feel she is as happy as she can be. She loves where she lives and tells me often how safe she feels and how happy she is. It is very hard on me, watching her mental decline. I feel as if I am losing her, a little at a time. And so it goes...
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.


Red_34
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   Posted 2/15/2011 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I know, Miriam, exactly how you feel. I watch the decline of my grandmother as well. Like your mother, she was strong in body but frail in mind. AD is a tough road to go down for everyone involved. Does your mother still remember you?
SHERRY
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~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(50mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds~OA-Tylonel Arthritis~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis~GAD-Klonopin (.25mgs)~Rosacea-Metrogel/Elidel

MT Lady
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   Posted 2/16/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, she knows who I am and my two sisters. There are times when I walk into her room and she asks "who are you?" That's a tough one. The other really difficult one is when she asks if I'm married and then asks if I have any children. I've been married for 30 years (second marriage) and my son is 38, one of seven of her grandchildren. She really doesn't remember them very well, and doesn't realize she has 9 great granchildren. Our kids live all over the country and so she rarely sees them.

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.

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