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Date Joined Dec 2003
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   Posted 12/25/2003 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys.. im new over here.. im really in the d.i.d. board but i came over to say hi..

and share my story with you.. my mom just died at 72.. she had dementia.. actually she must have had it 30 years... my therapist says she might have had alcohol induced dementia..she drank 2-3 drinks a day everyday forever.. not enough to get drunk.. but i believe she pickled her brain...

i am very sad about her passing but what scared me more was her living 20 more years with this dementia..  she was getting so childlike and difficult... her driving got bad.. some wrecks.. we took her keys away.. boy was she angry and called us every name in the book..

she often didnt even know where she was or that someone just left the room 5 minutes ago.. she was in complete denial about her dying..

i do believe it was a blessing in disguise she died..  life didnt have good things in store for her..

best wishes to all of you..  has anyone else out there have a similer story?

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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 12/27/2003 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
What do you mean life didnt have good things in store for her? She had you didn't she? ;o)

I work in a nursing home and see suffering everyday, it's not death that bothers me, it's the suffering. I am a CNA (oh God the dreaded CNA....LOL) Sometimes we see things that are indescribable, hopefully your mother died peacefully. 72 is not that old. I lost my mother 15 years ago at the ripe old age of 61, and she suffered terribly from cancer. I hope your mother did not fare so badly in the "transition".

God Bless You
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