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It was the beginning of the end.

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padumachitta
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hello
First: thank you for sharing this with us. It seems very personnal, and must have taken courage to face this, never mind write about it and post it.
Second, it is very well written.


 Comment Written 31-May-2018



reply by the author on 31-May-2018
    Thank you for reviewing. She has been gone for almost 5 years.
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It is a brutal and unforgiving disease, Think your posting was a good and clear cut description. What can de said? Hopefully someone will come up with a solution. God be with you.


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    Thank you for reviewing.
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Very sad indeed. My own mother had Alzheimer's and it is dreadful for the rest of the family as well. Saw a film about it and they remarked how it is such an 'unfashionable' disease. With cancer we have pink ribbons and dragon boat racing but Alzheimer us swept under the table. Well accounted.


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reply by the author on 29-May-2018
    Interesting observation. Never thought of it that way. Thank you for reviewing.
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A very well-written true story. We never think about illness until it strikes us, then we have to face reality and try to make te bestbf the situation, cope and adapt our lives.


 Comment Written 28-May-2018



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    Thanks for reviewing.
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I am so sorry. Dr Fred Pescatore has done a lot of work with Alzheimer's. Nutrition...like coconut oil has in some cases reversed it..yes reversed. The oil offers an alternate fuel for the brain. drfred@logicalhealthalternatives.com
God bless


 Comment Written 28-May-2018



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    Thank you for this. Both of my parents are gone. That is interesting. Never heard that before.
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My sister had Alzheimer's. I do believe my Aunt Helen was a victim too, although we thought it to be dementia. The very word scars me to death. I would rather die. What is the point in going on with empty thoughts and no goals? This was a well told story. Good luck in the contest. Nancy


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    Thanks. Nancy.
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Thank you for sharing another challenging, family story. The faces in the artwork reinforce your theme well. Best wishes in the contest- Joan, back in California


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    Welcome home. Anticipating your post cards.

reply by Joan E. on 29-May-2018
    Thanks for the welcome-back and encouragement- Joan

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    :-))
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Hi Dallas, you have written your story so well and I am sorry about the sad ending. So many people are suffering from Alzheimers. I had never heard of it till recent years. It is a wicket and destructive disease. You have my sympathy and I feel sorry for your father. Your mother is no longer the person she was and that is hard to live with. I wish you and your family well. Good luck in the contest. Warm regards Dorothy xx


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reply by the author on 28-May-2018
    Thank you, Dorothy. They have both been gone for some time. It was a long painful process to watch her fail.
    Thanks for reviewing.
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Hi there,

Alzheimer's and dementia are horrible afflictions. The person just gets eaten away. Terrible for those watching.

as the big (C) word does in other families - maybe use '' here rather than the brackets, or hyphenate to C-word.

and she bulked at getting - baulked or balked I think.



 Comment Written 28-May-2018



reply by the author on 28-May-2018
    Thanks for the corrections. Appreciate the sharp eye.
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You know I can relate to this. The constant repetition of questions is what frustrates me both. Frank hadn't a clue when we went to the doctor of testing seven or eight years ago. He still denies he has memory loss and wants to drive the car. That's the biggest battle. Is your mother still alive?


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reply by the author on 27-May-2018
    No, she passed in 2013 after spending 10 years in the nursing home. Lucky for my sister and I, it was very close and we each were able to visit her every other day.

reply by Spitfire on 27-May-2018
    I heard that ten years is the life span for Alzheimers'. Why a nursing home instead of assisted living? Did she have another disease that required constant nurse care?
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