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Day 2 - 365 Questions to Spark Reflection

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I wish I could stop _________ from happening.

I wish I could stop dementia from happening. My Mom is 84 years old and slowly slipping away. She has been energetic and happy most of the time, since she went into a facitliy, but she is extremely short on short term memory. Our roles have reversed. Sometimes I grieve that. I feel very fortunate to still have her. It's nice to be on vacation because I am rested & have much more patience with her. The social worker says she may soon have to go to a higher level of care. I don't want that to happen because she likes it so much where she is.
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  • BISCO_
    I came across you 365... Spark reflections........ can you tell me about this? Are those questions posted somewhere on spark.. or just your very creative imagination?? thanks
    3553 days ago
  • MEGANBY2011
    I am so sorry. My friend was the sole care taker for her mother in-law who had Alzheimer's. I took her mother in-law for three hours twice a week so that I could give my friend a break. It was so hard for my friend to keep her energy level .I am so glad that you found a nice place for your mom so that you have enough energy for your family. it is so hard to be scrunched between generations that need you. I love your wish. You and your mom have my prayers. Love you,

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    3555 days ago
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