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My Daddy Has Alzhelmers
quote:Originally posted by Linda Lou:MY DAD HAS ALZHEIMERS ALSO. ALTHOUGH HE IS 82 AND I AM 60. HE IS STILL MY DADDY. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. WATCHING HIM LOSE HIS MEMORIES OF ME AND MOM IS JUST ABOUT THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. HE IS A SWEET MAN. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY. WHEN HE FORGETS WHAT HE IS SAYING OR DOING MY HEART BREAKS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALZHEIMERS YET THE STAGES AND SUCH. I KNOW I AM LEARNING. THIS IS ONE LESSON I COULD DO WITHOUT. WE HAD TO MOVE AWAY FROM OUR HOME TO THE SOUTH SO I COULD HAVE HELP WITH HIM. HE NO LONGER DRIVES AND NOW HE CRIES. IT IS HARD FOR SUCH A MODEST MAN TO HAVE HIS DAUGHTER CLEAN UP AFTER HE HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT. HE APOLOGIZES A THOUSAND TIMES. CARING FOR HIM IS TRULY A LABOR OF LOVE. NO ONE CARES OR UNDERSTANDS THIS AWFUL THING THAT HAS A HOLD OF HIM. I REALLY HAVE NO ONE THAT I CAN TALK TO ABOUT THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO GET A CAREGIVER TO GIVE ME A BREAK ONCE IN AWHILE. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? SHOULD I GET A NANNY CAMERA? I IS SO GOOD TO JUST WRITE THIS DOWN. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS EVERY ONE OF YOU TODAY
quote:Originally posted by Kim D.:oh my god! THis sounds just like my dad! Its so nice to know someone can relate to how I feel. I do have friends to support me, but have felt for so long they truely cannot understand the hurt Im going through! My dad is only 57! How old is your dad? P.s thank you so much for this posting!