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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
To people with dementia
sseyocean, I don't think your experience with people is uncommon. I too find others staying away as they are uncomfortable watching someone struggle. I don't think it is malicious. I think it is just awkward for them. I try to make people comfortable and laugh and joke about my inabilities at times. It seems to help, but sometimes you just don't feel like laughing or joking about it. Anyway, we make the best of our situations. What else can you do.
As far as your dear mama, I don't think that is too unusual either, but I hope others will chime in and let you know of their experiences. You will probably get more responses if you post this on the caregiver boards.
I commend you for being there for your mom. May you be blessed with beautiful loving moments on your journey with her.
Mark, Welcome to our world. We're so glad you found us.
Do go to either the I Have AD or Younger Onset and begin a new post by telling us something about yourself.
I have very few issues with others...
My big issue is that guy in the mirror... the one who tells me I should suck it up and get back to work.
Externally I haven't felt the heat although I went to a Men's Meeting at church and mentioned my SS disability was approved and there was a stunned silence and it hit me they were thinking "holy spit, he is ill"
To be honest.... at 51 I understand the disbelief, I can't believe it myself sometimes.
i assume you still do everything people think because u have this u are done
i am 56 now found out christmas 13 I do stuff with my mens group also