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I AM Here!

I have been a paid caregiver for almost 10 years. I took care of my grandmother years ago until we had to have skilled nursing, after that I knew this was my calling. The sweet lady I care for now is 96 years young! Isn't she beautiful! Her family came into town this past week, […]

A Song For My Grandma

My Grandma died in 2007 from Alzheimer's. We kept her home with us instead of putting her in a nursing home. We are lucky enough to have a large family so there was always someone here to take care of her. It was, and still is, extremely hard. We miss her so much. Watching her […]

Children and Grandchildren

Hi, Most of you won’t know me since I don’t post very often. This time though I am posting to to tell my story and ask a favor as well. Myself and my  young granddaughter are just entering our third year of dealing with my husband's Alzheimr's. He was diagnosed at 65.  I am learning […]

Get Well Soon Dad

My Dad is 81.  I quit my job in 2005 to take care of him full time.  Recently he scored 11 on his MMSE however, I knew the results would be lower than six months ago from what is going on around the house.  For so long, he maintained in the mid-twenties so we have […]

Raising My Parents

This is the title of the book I am writing.  It is basically about my trials, tribulations, laughter, tears and some important information on caring for my mother,, who has alzheimers.  Some of the things I had to go through with certain agencies to take over my mother's finances, bills, etc.  have to make you […]

My Dad

My Dad who is now nearly 91 moved in to live with me early in December 2008. Now I knew that Dad had some problems just did not realize how far along he was. Ten years ago we didn't really say to much about Alzheimer Disease. A lot of what we as his kids just […]

Not Who I Should Be

Today I wasn't the daughter I should be. Frustration overcame me and I yelled at my mother. I slip slide down the rabbit hole and expect logic to pop up, a blazing torch in the darkness. Instead I reach the door in the dark finding I am too large or too small. My mother has become […]

My husband has been diagnosed.

I notice somebody posted a message on December 29th that they were caring for their husband and would like to be in communication with sombody else caring for their husband.  Well, l am and I would love to communicate with you!  Feel free to email me at Makenakat@msn.com  

Taking care of spouse

This is for the lady looking for someone taking care of spouse.  My husband was diagnosed a little over two years ago with dementia at age 75.   I'm not sure that I am a care giver, as I feel that he can still pretty well take care of himself.   His main problem is with language.  […]

My Mom

My name is Betsy, and I am a 41 year old woman caring for my 82 year old mother, who has multi-infarc dementia. I live with my mom full time, since I am on disability due to a severe non-verbal learning disability, depression, and anxiety.  I have an older brother who lives in another state, […]

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