January 16, 2009

Aloha Friday


An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question is:
Have you had a family member or friend with Alzheimers? How did you deal with it?


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14 comments:

gracefulgirl said...

No, I imagine that is a very difficult situation.

Tara said...

I help take care of my grandmother.. and she developed dementia and alzheimers. It is really difficult. Just takes a lot of patience and love.

Upstatemomof3 said...

No. I have been blessed to never have this experience.

janetfaye said...

No, thankfully I have not.

blueviolet said...

No, I haven't had experience with that. I have heard it's incredibly challenging to deal with.

Liza's Eyeview said...

My Mom seems to be showing some signs lately; my dad takes care of her.

Liza
A Maui Blog

Sarah said...

My grandfather, who I was not very close did. This makes my mother very nervous...she and her siblings are aware that it is genetic. They all give each other "Brain Games" every time they see each other. They sit around and see who can complete their Sadaku first. It's actually a good bonding thing.

*Just Jen* said...

My best friends grandpa just died and he had it. She was always upset because he never remembered who she was. I can imagine it's very tough to deal with.

The Downs Gang said...

My grandmother had it, It was hard on me for her not to remember me, we were close before that happened!

TheAngelForever said...

My father's great aunt was diagnosed with it. I was so young at the time. I just recall being told that she did not remember us and would always think we were people from her distant past. It was very sad.

The Farmer Files said...

No, but I worked for a geriatric psychiatrist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA during college. So I purely saw it from the clinical side. How about you?

AJ said...

No...but I bet it's tough.

Lisa C. said...

My mother's Aunt, but they lived in the Caribbean. I did see her in the beginning, but she's passed now....

JenReg said...

Fortunately I haven't had a friend or family member with Alzheimer's. I do worry about my dad though, he's 80 years old. I can't even imagine how painful and stressful it would be.

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