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"Alzheimer's reveals this marriages' strength"--a short video
Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:18 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16421
A losing hand.
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:51 PM
Joined: 1/16/2013
Posts: 283

It hurt to watch that movie, but I did. Brought back memories of when my
wife walked like that or when she could still talk or smile. I made the same
commitment he did. Couldn't do it any other way
Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:11 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16421

It is a poignant movie.  It is disturbing?  Should I delete it?

Iris L.

Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:35 AM
Joined: 7/6/2014
Posts: 660

No, I don't think it's disturbing, I think it's very truthful and heartfelt. Tastefully done. Seems like when things get tough, messy, smelly, challenging, exhausting, confining, (and any other adjective one can think of) finding the "new normal" for our lives is a constantly changing challenge. My husband of 38 years didn't "sign up to have Alzheimer's" and I didn't either but I took a vow "in sickness and in health" and I meant what I said. I know if I was the one with Alzheimer's he would be there to care for me. I can do no less for him. I feel the same way about my autistic son. He didn't ask to be born this way but he's our son and with all his challenges we still carve out a meaningful life everyday.
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:06 AM
Joined: 8/17/2014
Posts: 6

When I first viewed it I was so touched.  I've passed it onto my husband's children and to our local ALZ chapter.  For me, it was a way to show his children what to expect since they live far away.  You can feel the love of the husband and the son.
Lesley Jean
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 1:19 PM
Joined: 2/13/2013
Posts: 2965

I saw this a few days ago.  I think someone else posted it.  It is head to watch, but truthful.  I promised my husband that I would love him eternally, regardless of sickness or health, for richer or poorer.  I know he would keep his promise, the same promise he made to me, if it was me that had this horrible disease. 

Thank you for sharing.