Your memorial to your Mom was very touching... made me think of my mom who is in a nursing home. Katz
Hello Brenda, this is a lovely tribute to your mother. I think this is something we all think about and fear with our parents and even ourselves. Thank you for sharing your story. We have been in a situation with our son, he had a brain tumor, diagnosed in July 1995, surgery caused him to lose all abilities, he is slowly but surely gaining them all back. I am writing his story on my webpage.
Thank you. From me, and I am sure from your Mom.
I made my wife come and view your pages..we were both touched at the Memorial to your Mom..she was blessed to have someone like you....may God Bless you forever. My wife left out crying thinking about losing her mom.
I am a geriatric counselor at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Beckley, WV. I do counseling with Alzheimers patients and their families, provide info on Alzheimers, coping techniques for caregivers, etc. I found your site very informative and entertaining.
ACTUALLY I AM IN NO POSITION TO COMMENT ON THE WONDERFUL,LOVING,CARING GESTURE ON YOU PART TOWARDS YOUR MOTHER.IN THIS WORLD OF SELFISHNESS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE NO FAMILY VALUES,YOU HAVE SET A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE.IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE TO US.THE PAIN AND HARDSHIPS THEY GO THROUGH JUST TO MAKE OUR LIFE WORTH LIVING.IT IS OUR MORAL DUTY TO STAND BY THEM NOT ONLY IN THEIR OLD AGE BUT WHENEVER THEY NEED US.I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS,BUT YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF THOSE WHO WALK THROUGH THE PATH OF LOVE AND CARE.
Thank you for your kind words and signing my guestbook. I have been looking for your site. I was here once before, and ment to add your site as a link to my alzheimer page. I hate this decease. Maybe if enough people become aware of the distruction and sadness it brings something will be done to find a cure. I have been developing the rest of my site, and have not posted any new articales, but plan to this week. I would be honored to be added to your wonderful site. My prayers are with you. When alzheiner strikes someone close you never really get over it. I think about momma and my aunt nearly every day. I miss them, and I hate that alzheimer stole the last few years I had with them.
I ache every minute, hour and day. My Mom was my best friend, my security, my self confience, my wisdom, my beauty.I am now lost and searching for a way home .There's no directions, no path. I wasn't ready, and I wasn't there. I feel the wonder and light of my life has left, so quietly, but yet there is still a loud undifinably roar. Will the ache and roar ever go away?
Thanks for sharing your personal story. As I go through similar circumstances I'm reminded that I'm not alone.
What a great tribute to the many families that are touched by this dread problem. My love & prayers go out to you. Keep up the good work.
You are truly Touched by an Angel!