Dealing with Dementia: Amy Grant’s Last Great Lesson

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  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

  2. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Man, seeing your parents going through that.:(
     
  3. BobFever

    BobFever Forum Resident

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    I'm beginning to see some things with my mom, especially the repeating things many times in a short time frame. Funny I read about not arguing and speaking slowly because I do the same thing Mrs. Grant did. I'm trying to see her as much as I can while she still can talk and recognize me. I can still have a conversation with her right now, but who knows for how long.
     
  4. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    This is excellent of you to do this.
     
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  5. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    That's terribly sad
     
  6. TEA FOR ONE

    TEA FOR ONE Forum Resident

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    I lost my mom to Alzheimer's. I actually lost her twice. Once to the disease,and the second when she passed. This disease literally just leaves the shell. Very,very sad indeed.
     
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  7. BobFever

    BobFever Forum Resident

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    The past 6 months have been very noticeable. I can see the strain on my father, who worked all of his life whether as a policeman or auto mechanic while mom also worked and took care of him and the house. He now has to cook dinner as it's become harder for her and dad is afraid she will hurt herself. She quit driving because she's afraid to get lost, which made her quit smoking. I don't think he knows how to handle it right now. He is helping also with her Dr. visits and making sure she takes her medication. It really was nice to read this story today. Thank you, and thanks for listening. I have been fortunate to have both of my parents here for almost 50 years helping me with life and anything else. They both encouraged this music hobby of mine. Glad they had Beatles, Stones, even disco records that formed the soundtrack of my life. It hurts to see what is happening, and I want to support her all that I can.
     
  8. TEA FOR ONE

    TEA FOR ONE Forum Resident

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    Be there for her. And be there for your dad. He will need you to lean on.
     
  9. shepherdfan

    shepherdfan Forum Resident

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    My Mom has it. It not only has changed her, it has changed me as well. It's not always for the better.
     
  10. t-man 54

    t-man 54 Forum Resident

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    Michigan
    My mom had two older sisters that had it. They both passed away at 95. My mom is 86 and she is starting to repeat things a lot. She is also forgetting minor things and she used to be as sharp as a tack. She is blaming it on her age but I'm not sure that is it. Told her doctor and they ran tests including a cat scan and they said there was nothing wrong with her.
     

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