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Name: Sandy Sugerman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-03-22 18:51:42
Comments: Thank you for your work on compiling this information on Alzheimer's Disease. My family started the journey in 12/85 and it continued until 10/96. My mother had the disease and died from it's complications in 10/96. I'm sure, however, that it was a contributing factor to the death of my father as well in 6/95. I hope other people find that the local chapters of the Alzheimer's Association as helpful as our family did.

Name: jessie
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-03-21 15:23:37
Comments: This is a beautiful memorial to your mommy. It reminded me of my grammy and what it was like to live with her during her most difficult times and what it was like to finally put her in a rest home. I cried when I looked at pics of your mother. They just make it all the more powerful.. Thanks for sharing and for being an inspiration.. and for making me remember..

Name: Joanne Burns
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Jersey
Time: 1999-03-14 21:32:00
Comments: This is a very helpful site.. It has helped me more than words can say . Keep coming back

Name: Wanda Howard
Website: WARNING! Nursing Home Abuse can happen to you!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lawrence, Kansas
Time: 1999-03-13 17:13:48
Comments: This is a WONDERFUL web site. Your mother would be so proud of you. I too have gone what you and your sister went through, I was a only child. My daughter has set up a web site for her grandmother also, but our story is not a great as your's (about the rest home part) her Web page is I hope you will read her page also. My mother was so dear to me and I miss her everyday. And my guilt will never go away. You see my Mother was abused in her nursing home which lead to her death 2 months later. It has been 4 years this Jan.5, and I can sometimes get through it without crying much, but your page let me know other people have guilt as well. But, people that have not been through this just do not understand how awful disease can hurt the whole FAMILY... Thank you for doing this. Please write us after you see my daughter's page. You have my E-mail address. In Memory of my WONDERFUL Mother.........

Name: Terri A Hateley
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Perth West Aussie
Time: 1999-03-12 09:32:36
Comments: I got an error when I tried to rate your site a TEN. Your site is wonderful. It made me cry, as I miss my Mum so much. Cancer took her on Feb.27th 1997.
Your poetry is excellent. Please consider submitting your work to "The Editor" (Margaret Perkins) at PTO. 
For my own Personal Poetry site click on the banner.

Public Relations Manager: Poetry Today Online!
Terri A Hateley 

Name: Shara
Website: Shara's Angel Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Irmo and Clemson, South Carolina
Time: 1999-03-12 00:47:10
Comments: This is a wonderful page. I try to look at it once everyday because there is so much information. I am currently attending Clemson University and majoring in Therapeutic Recreation. I keep a lady with Alzheimer's and I do a lot of papers and presentations for my classes on this subject. I am so interested in it and I can't stop trying to find more information. Thank you for this wonderful page and sharing your memories. God Bless you.

Name: Christine
Website: HugSmile's Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: A very happy place
Time: 1999-03-06 19:48:33
Had fun visiting your site!!!
Please come visit me
My sympathies to father has Alzheimers!!
Please pick up a Hug Coupon when you visit

Name: carla
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Michigan
Time: 1999-03-05 21:57:21
Comments: Thank you for being here. My family is begining to wonder if my mother has dimentia. She has not actually been diagnosed yet.However we are confused and scared right now. And so is she. She knows something is wrong but doesn't know what. I am glad that if what we think is happening really is, there is this page to refer to for help coping with care and just plain coping. Thank you again. Wish us luck.

Name: Carolyn Haynali
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ohio
Time: 1999-03-05 08:13:54
Comments: Brenda, Thank you so much for all the information and the beautiful poems. I love them since I am going through some hard times with my husband. So thankful for Dorothy Womack who put me on to the Alzheimer support group. God Bless Carolyn

Name: Anita Smith
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Muncie, Indiana
Time: 1999-03-04 14:37:19
Comments: I work with Alzheimer clients and this is a wonderful way for families to vent their feelings and any problems they may be experiencing.

Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-03-02 04:13:12

Name: Gary and Joyce
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: West Virginia
Time: 1999-02-27 09:54:37
Comments: hello, I think it's wonderful you have such fine memories of your mother and are willing to share. I think it's just great. You have created a wonderful Memorial to her. I'll come back and visit again soon. I hope you can find the time to stop by my place and my book. Thank you and God bless.

Name: Kevin
Website: Kevin's World
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ???
Time: 1999-02-14 16:30:41
Comments: You've got a cool site. Keep up the good work!!!

Name: Linda Tarwater
Website: The Home of Linda Tarwater
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Walla Walla, Washington
Time: 1999-02-12 09:25:35
Comments: thanks again for another good visit, I have linked your page from my Fathers page, you may find it here. my Father Gone But Not Forgotten, your pages are wonderful and thanks

Name: Ann Sherman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Westfield, New York
Time: 1999-02-10 19:20:42
Comments: My mother also has alzhimers, and its so hard to watch them. Mom worked hard all her life on the farm and even worked outside the home to help support us three kids. My father was wonderful, but the farm just did not support us. I am glad my dad is not around to see her like this. He died in 1966. With mom like this in a nursing home and daddy gone it makes you feel like an orphan. I am married a second time to a really wonderful man and have 2 kids an 6 step daughters, but its not the same . Its an empty feeling. Thank you for letting me say what ive felt for so long. Keep up the good work and someday there will be a cure. It wont help us but it will help someone .

Name: michele
Referred by: Net Search
From: FLorida
Time: 1999-02-09 00:51:17
Comments: I appreciate your story. I have read it several times. Usually late at night, usually after I have put my mother to bed, after I have fed and diapered her. I don't know how much longer she will last. It is becoming more and more of a struggle to get enough calories and fluids in her on any given day. Soon I will be faced with the "feeding tube" decision. This weighs heavily upon me. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease. It robs it victims of every ounce of dignity. And for the loved ones of the victim, the memories haunt, and will do so forever.

Name: Sharon Walters
Referred by: Net Search
From: New York
Time: 1999-02-08 16:38:37
Comments: Dear Ms. Parrish, What a wonderful tribute to your mother. I am a music therapist and have been working with those diagnosed with presumed Alzheimer diease for the past 7 plus years. It is a tradgey to watch as your family member fades right in front of your eyes into someone else. I'm lucky with the music that I can tap into some people's past lives. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what good you are doing for yourself and for others. Take care, Sharon Walters

Name: -=-Kind Soul-=-
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-02-08 07:28:16
Comments: I hope you have a wonderful and happy day!! This is a Random Act of Kindness just to brighten your day and to make you smile... :o)

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 8-14.

"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Name: steve
Website: BRAINBLITZ.COM – 1000’s of Online Games, Trivia, Jokes, Weird Stuff, Contests, Freebies, and more!
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: the
Time: 1999-02-08 01:57:19
Comments: keep you chin up, great tribue, if you want to get a away check out my site.`

Name: Melissa
Website: Gems Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: West Virginia
Time: 1999-02-06 23:19:40
Comments: Brenda....I love your site. Your Mother's story made me cry as I remembered my Grandmother who died of this terrible disease on October 16, 1997. I also lost my father in 1997, so it wasn't a good year. Your page is so informative and you have so many links to such wonderful places full of helpful information that people wouldn't normally find so easily. Thank you so much for sharing your story and I'm glad to see that you finally got through Graduate School. You should be commended along with your sister that took such great care of your mother. Thanks again for sharing so much with everyone. Take care. Melissa "Gems"

Name: John Summers
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Jacksonville, Florida
Time: 1999-02-06 22:54:05
Comments: Took care of my mom and dad from 1992 - 1996. She had Alzheimers/two broken hips/incontinent He had congestive heart failure, kidney failure and couldn't care for her. Not fun, but necessary. Our parents deserve the best we can give them in there old age. God Bless all caregivers!!

Name: Melissa
Website: Melissa Ann Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ohio
Time: 1999-02-06 21:11:12
Comments: You make is nice. It is great that you doing all that to help other people. You are blessed Melissa

Name: Carla
Website: Carla's Home
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: central New York
Time: 1999-02-06 18:34:30
Comments: Nice pages, I enjoyed my stay in here. Thanks for the entertainment, and the good time. It was interesting.

Name: SLYsBUDs
Website: Sylvia's Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: TN
Time: 1999-02-06 12:48:36
Comments: Nice page ;-) enjoyed my stay, will check for updates ;-) You have put an enormous amount of effort into it, tons of helpful information

Name: Andrea Drinkard
Website: My Bootiful Page
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Alabama
Time: 1999-02-05 19:11:19
Comments: Thank you for signing my guestbook. I really needed it! You have such great courage. I don't think I could live if my mom died. She is my best friend. My grandfather had Alzheimer's and I didn't know much about it. Now I regret it. THank you!

Name: Cindy
Website: Grumpy's Gathering Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Colorado
Time: 1999-02-05 00:44:59
Comments: Hi, first I want to thank you for visiting my website and leaving nice words in my guestbook. You've done an excellent job here and have lots of great content. I have to be honest and say I couldn't read your journal, you see, I went through a very similiar thing with my dad. I still miss him very much. He had a stroke in '81 and carteroid artery bypass that April. After that he was never the same and he went downhill for the next seven years. He too was diagnosed with Alzheimers. I read your mother's story and it was so similiar to my dad's that it was like you wrote about him. I was with him when he died on July 8, 1988, at age 80, after a massive stroke six days before. It is so sad how Alzheimer's steals a person from themselves and the ones they love. Again, I really enjoyed your website and thanks!

Name: MistyRain
Website: MistyRain's Cloud
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-02-05 00:07:58
Comments: You have a very beautiful, loving and caring site, I so much enjoyed my visit. Thank you for visiting my cloud and inviting me to your webhome! *Smiles* MistyRain

Name: Julie D Lee
Website: World of Julie D Lee
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Sydney, Australia
Time: 1999-02-03 03:05:11
Comments: My grandmother had Alzheimer's Disease. She died one month after your Mom. I affirm you for telling your story. It is a good and important story to tell. I believe that people who have not experienced the effect of Alzheimer's on a family need to hear your story. Thank you.

Name: Erle Carey
Website: Erle's Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Johnson City, NY
Time: 1999-02-01 21:39:53
Comments: Extraordinary site. I can see where alot of work and research went into making it. My father is 86 yrs. old and in the dementia wing of a nursing home. I took care of him till he was 78 when he got to be too much for me to handle. I admire someone that puts up a website to help others cope with health problems. Thanks for creating such a wonderful site.

Name: Anne
Website: Anne's Rutger Hauer Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Sussex - England
Time: 1999-02-01 21:03:07
Comments: I lost my own dear father nearly ten years ago to Alzheimer's - a dreadful desease that brings so much suffering for all concerned. Your pages are heartwarming - I have bookmarked to return.

Anne's Rutger Hauer Page

Name: Mimi
Website: The Real Zone
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: California
Time: 1999-02-01 14:07:01
Comments: [my sister|[my boyfriend]

Hello. I just read your mother's story and it hurt. I just wish you all the best, and can tell that's what you will get. You are a very strong person. I haven't lost anyone that I was close to, and I worry all the time. It's a fear of mine. Anyway, the pictures were beautiful, and I'm glad you could share your beautiful mother with me and the rest of the internet. Thank you.


Name: Theresa Karns
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1999-02-01 00:33:00
Comments: What a beautiful way to remember your mother. I lost two of my grandfathers in 1998, and I would love to build homepages in their memory.

Name: Jane
Website: Jane's Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Marshall Texas
Time: 1999-01-31 16:41:35
Comments: Hello.....Your pages are so beautiful. You have put so much love and devotion into making them. I have only seen a small portion of your web site so far. I am reading your journal and enjoying your writing talent very much. You are a very special person.

Please Visit my
"Tender Tails" page

Name: Janet
Website: Janet's Website
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Maine,USA
Time: 1999-01-31 09:53:23
Comments: Hi, You have a wonderful site. Please accept the "Family Site Award" from Janet's Website. Pick it up, add a link back and if you have time sign the guestbook. Thank you, Janet & family

Name: erin
Website: little magic/edge of 17
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: california
Time: 1999-01-30 22:20:31
I'm so glad I got a chance to see your site. I think you have done a wonderful job...not only in sharing you --and your mom-- with the rest of us...but also in helping others find places that can help. I lost my mom to cancer so I feel for you...I also volunteer at a skilled care convalescent hospital in my free time. Reading everything on your site, and going to the hospital makes me so thankful for the easy life I live...I know how hard it is to deal with alzheimers patients...and can't imagine what it would be like to be in your situation. I applaud of luck always...and sorry about your mother. Keep up the awesome page...

'Well maybe I'm just thinking...
that the rooms are all on fire...
everytime that you walk in the room...
well there is magic all around you...
if I do say so myself...'
~Stevie Nicks

Name: Jade
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Louisiana
Time: 1999-01-30 17:01:15
Comments: Just dropped in and felt for you...the best to you and your family...and God bless your mom...smiles

Name: ChAiNz
Website: JumpStationZ
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: TN
Time: 1999-01-30 06:45:52
Comments: A compelling dedication to your mother and to the education to all of not only the love you shared with your mother, but the education you share with all of us. You truly deserve the awardz given to you, and much more. I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer's disease about four yearz ago, and I understand the pain. When it getz bad, remember as I do. They're watching us now, and love us as much now as in the life we shared with them. They will alwayz be with us, no matter what.

Name: Deborah Oney
Website: The Many Faces of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Illinois
Time: 1999-01-30 04:39:11
Comments: Wonderful tribune to your mother. Excellent informative webiste. Also very nice that you have the breast cancer as a tribune to your husband's first wife. Visited your website before and glad to have come for a return visit.

Name: Brenda
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: FL
Time: 1999-01-29 23:44:46
Comments: Thank you! Your words and story touched me deeply. What a remarkable tribute! I will be back again.

Name: Maria
Website: Central Baptist Family Services
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Champaign, IL, USA
Time: 1999-01-29 06:05:47
Comments: Thank you for sharing your story, I appreciate the effort, the love and the personal pain you've shared to tell this story. by doing this, you will provide much comfort to those walking your shoes, and much needed information to us all. Congrats on your "Guestworld Guestbook Pick of the Moment". Take care of yourself and keep up the excellent work! God bless!

Name: Faith Ann McLin
Website: Faith's Foyer
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Livingston, Louisiana
Time: 1999-01-29 00:20:16
Comments: Your page is very nice. Actually I think it is truly wonderful.

Name: Gen
Website: Gen's Gems
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arkansas
Time: 1999-01-28 22:34:45
Comments: A wonderful story to share with others. Painful for you to write I am sure and express your true feelings. May God Bless you in your efforts and I am sure it will help others as they struggle with the same problems. Thank you. Gen from Gen's Gems

Name: Cynthia Durgin
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: New Jersey
Time: 1999-01-28 19:45:47
Comments: Brenda, your site and everything you wrote, the pictures, it is really beautiful. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year, she is still in the early-mid stages and I am trying to take care of her the best I can. Your story was very touching and very helpful for me to read. I am going to show it to my sisters, also. Reading your story reminded me that I am not alone in this, and I have to enjoy the times I can with my mother while she is still functioning. I have to be brave and strong like you were. I admire you so much, God Bless!

Name: Sharon
Website: Bamagirl's Homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alabama
Time: 1999-01-28 15:29:40
Comments: Wonderful page! I really understand what you have went through. My mom had an aneurysm 11 years ago and it has been a hard long road and it's getting harder and longer. Good luck in the future!

Name: Marla Morris
Website: Positive Mental Attitude Awards
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-28 12:59:35
Comments: Congratulations on being pick of the moment. I am glad you shared the times you treasured with your Mom. It makes me think of how petty and unappreciative I can be with my own Mom. Thanks for the perspective.

Name: Kristin
Website: Three Squires
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ga
Time: 1999-01-28 09:43:05
Comments: Very well organized and informative site! What wonderful work you have done, and such a service to those looking for info in this disease. Two thumbs up!!! ~Kristin

Name: Mica
Website: I am ready...let's go...
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Helsinki, Finland
Time: 1999-01-28 08:25:28

Keep up the good work...take care...

Name: Morrisdan1
Website: Dan's Banners, Links and Money $ites
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New York
Time: 1999-01-28 08:10:13
Comments: Congrats on being picked LPAGE guestbook pick of the moment ! A site like yours that's for a very good cause deserved to be picked ! That was very honorable on what you did for your mother ! That you took time from graduate school, etc. Did you eventuall go back ? Your site's also well designed that looks professional. Keep up the good work ! Come on over and submit your banner to my site for some free advertising !

Name: Bruce
Website: A Visit to Central Presbyterian Church
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Ontario
Time: 1999-01-28 08:00:55
Comments: This is a wonderful web page. I just happened to find it while I was checking the pick of the day. I am going through this now with my Mother. She was placed in a retirement lodge the first part of November, but she has the tendancy to wonder. The winter months are keeping her inside at the present, but we may have to think of some where else to put her when the better weather comes, unless she settles in better. It's been very hard dealing with this because she had been very active and alert up until just over a year and a half ago. Now she can't remember much of anything other than our family names and things from the distant past. I have bookmarked your sight. I also have two web pages, the one I have added above and one other sports site, but pages like yours mean so much more to people who are going through hard times with family members. God Bless, and thank you for the time and effort you have taken.

Name: Cork
Website: Cork's Tribute
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Michigan
Time: 1999-01-28 07:29:35
Comments: Hello,
Very well done site. I don't know much about alzheimers but I know how hard it can be to take care of someone. My mom and dad both passed away from cancer. Even between us 5 kids it was quite a job taking care of them until their final day. Keep up the good work/ C-ya!!

Name: Raven
Website: Raven's Home
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Colorado
Time: 1999-01-28 07:21:10
Comments: Brenda, what a beautiful website, and tribute to your mother. You are a wonderful woman, and your mother beautiful. I am 37, and my mother will be 79 in April. I think she has Alzheimers. I don't really know where to turn, or how to get a diagnosis. Just her general family doctor? I would appreciate it if you could email me and perhaps point me in the right direction. Thanks for sharing your story with us, and I'm sure that you will help many people by putting this together. Congrats on Pick of the Moment. God Bless you and your family.

Name: SnowMan
Website: Web Web Web Studio
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-01-28 05:53:41
Comments: Great job !! Keep it up !!

Name: Steric
Website: Steric's & Dreamer's Band
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Singapore
Time: 1999-01-28 05:53:24
Comments: Nice Page, Very well Done, Keep it up. Best Regards

Name: Clara Wall
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cambridge Station, Nova Scotia, Canada
Time: 1999-01-23 11:26:42
Comments: Thank you for being so brave to write your personal story. I am now in tears as I have been trying to "justify" the way my own Mom has been of late. She is set to get a brain scan on Feb.15 but I already know she has Alzheimer's but hadn't wanted to admit it. It's hard to swallow. I thank you for explaining the "distancing" as I know that is what I now must do-I have been deeply hurt and confused by some of the things my Mom has said to me even a year ago when the signs were not as obvious. I am going to have my other siblings who are living elsewhere, to read your site. Many of the things you've written are right on the button. Especially the eating part-whew, I feel relieved in a silly way to know that I'm not the only person who's experieinced this. Thank you again-your site is so complete.

Name: Jeanette
Referred by: From a Friend
From: NJ
Time: 1999-01-13 20:54:15
Comments: You are to be commended on your beautiful and informative site. As a former caregiver I have been to many sites and found loads of information to help me through my caregiving days. Your site is wonderful and I will recommend it to others. Thank you for your work in caregiving and creating this site for other caregivers.

Name: Ashlee Carmony
Referred by: AOL
From: Toledo, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-04 22:42:16
Comments: I am a grand-daughter of an Alzheimer's patient and am writing a Master's Project on Communicating with Alzheimer's Patients. If anyone has suggestions please feel free to e-mail me. This is a excellent site and the poetry really touched me. Thanks.

Name: Andrea McLaughlin
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Syracuse,NY
Time: 1999-01-04 06:55:08
Comments: I am a nurse who works in an Alzheimer's/Dementia facility. I really love your website, can't wait to share it with my coworkers. thank You!

Name: Ace Rothstein
Website: The Original Everyone Says I Love You Site
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Miami, FL
Time: 1999-01-03 21:50:27
Comments: This is a great site. I will be sure to bookmark it. A site to remember.

Name: Dawn Carpenter
Website: Dawns Animals
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: USA Washington state
Time: 1999-01-03 17:02:23
Comments: Hi awesome web-site :0) & I liked the picture's music & every thing was just awesome. I work at as a housekeeper in a nursing home under the life care company & they have a web-site too it's on my secont page's links. Please feel free to check it out & take your time...:0)

Name: Karin Wells
Website: Classical Oil Portraiture
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Peterborough, NH
Time: 1999-01-02 07:29:39
Comments: I lost my mother from Alzheimer's too. After years of caregiving, I became a portrait artist after she died. My very first painting was of her, Ruth Christensen. Please see my painting of her at:

Name: Nancy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Dakota
Time: 1998-12-30 23:46:03
Comments: I am a college student. My grandmother is going through alot of what people have written about. This has really helped me to get through some of the tough times we are having now. It is wonderful to know that we are not alone!!! Thank-you!!

Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-12-27 20:07:54

Name: Linda Wolfe Mickelson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Oakland, California
Time: 1998-12-24 04:56:08
Comments: Brenda: It is late, so I must bookmark this site and come back to it. I can see that you have done a beautiful job with it, a labor of love. I lost my father, Leonard Wolfe, in 1985 to Alzheimer's. He was a wonderful person, very smart and kind. My sister, Carol Wolfe Konek, kept a journal about her experience with his illness, which she turned into a book, Daddyboy, which was published. (I helped with typing.) It was very hard to lose him like that.

Name: David B. McElroy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: East Liverpool, Ohio
Time: 1998-12-22 20:56:07
Comments: Brenda, I signed your guestbook about 2 years ago when my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers. Your Home Page has helped me get through this terrible disease with your articles, stories and other links, especially the Alzheimers Association, Youngstown, Ohio chapter. Quite frankly they have become like family to me. My dad's Alzheimers progressed very rapidly. In August of this year, he was placed in a Nursing Home in St Petersburg, Florida. My dad passed away on December 3rd, from pneumonia. Once again Brenda, thanks for your Home Page, and your story. David McElroy

Name: jessica
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: mississippi
Time: 1998-12-22 01:12:59
Comments: this is a wonderful thing you have done for your mother, and you are helping others who have loved ones that have the disease. I am sure she is very proud of you how you have turned a tragedy on your family into a blessing to other people.

Name: Duvan
Website: The home of the dove, Duvans boning
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Sweden
Time: 1998-12-09 19:20:35
Comments: Hello I'm glad that I found you and I want to link to your sit from my site. I'm just in the beginning of build my own homepage but soon I hoope that I have a lot of pages out in the air. I like your site very much and I feel a warm wind coming to me . I will come back for you as often as I can. With a warm hug Duvan

Name: Lindsey
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Canada
Time: 1998-11-30 20:59:22
Comments: Wow... what an incredibly moving homepage. I started getting misty eyed viewing the picture of your mother touching the flowers and the tears just kept coming. I just have to praise you for your incredibly courage and strength. You're a great person. Thank you for this gift of sharing to enlighten and educate others.

Name: Mike Antonelli
Website: Mike's Rest Area
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: CT
Time: 1998-11-28 04:12:20
Comments: Hey there! Very nice place you have here. This is a very informative site with great links. Your poetry was very touching. I wish you the best of luck in all you do. Visit my Rest Area sometime and let me know what you think. Take care...Mike

Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: 304 Oak Street, Lakewood NY 14750
Time: 1998-11-15 13:56:30
Comments: Caregiver Resources,Brenda's story bring many tears to my eyes. As I also took care of my wonderfull mother, until I had to send her to a full time nursing home, It breaks my heart 24 hours a day. To see this other person when I visit although she still knows me I thank God for that, She is still failing every time I visit her I see it more & more. Thank you Brenda for sharing your feelings with all of us that are going what you have been through Sincerely: Mary Mount

Website: MsKissy's Special Place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: NY
Time: 1998-10-30 16:45:51
Comments: Dear Brenda..... I love your page. I am also going through the same illness with my mom and it is so very hard. I truly want to take a free relaxing evening and go through your site... page by page. I hope you don't mind that I included your link to here on my newly created page. I hope to someday has as fantastic a site as you. Keep up the great work. Smile... and have a Great Day. Love, Vicki

Name: Greg Gordon
Website: Gorodns Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Gettysburg, PA USA
Time: 1998-10-26 19:06:52
Comments: Great site...I wish you the best!!!

Name: Ronald Jones
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Sydney Australia
Time: 1998-10-21 21:15:43
Comments: It is very nice to see, You have done a good job keep up the good work, You Will be repaid Some how some way Someday. Thanks.Ron

Name: Totty Brennan
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1998-10-21 15:33:37
Comments: Wow! What an emotional experience reading your journal. I am 5 years into taking care of my 89 year old mother who is exhibiting sporadic signs of dementia. I did not really know this until I read your journal and was able to identify with some of your situation. I, like you, feel the sense of loss the most. My dad died 2 1/2 years ago and somehow life is not the same. The loss of my mother will certainly make me feel like an "emotional orphan" (a phrase coined by one of my good friends) at 48! I was so moved by your emotional journey that I wanted to thank you for putting it out there. I hope you are taking care of yourself - and enjoying your husband and this very wonderful part of your life. One thing I am trying very hard to learn is that I have to let go at some point - accept what is - and go on with my own life. I am married to a great guy and have 2 children who are out on their own. So I have also been struggling with the 'empty nest' syndrome. All of this takes its toll on us. So - enjoy your life and don't feel pressured to keep your site up to date. As time passes the less you have to visit the site - the more emotionally healthy you are. I wish you well and thank you for your candor and your help.

Name: Márcia Regina dos Santos Dias
Website: HP - Márcia Regina dos Santos Dias
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Brasil - Rio de Janeiro
Time: 1998-10-17 12:48:15
Comments: Parabéns sua página está muito boa!!!!!!

Name: Fanny
Website: Remembering My Mother
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: usa
Time: 1998-10-16 04:25:40
Comments: Hi Brenda, Your site looks great, you really made a lot of changes since I was here last. Keep up the good work, a lot of information there for people. Your friend, Fanny :)

Name: Colleen A. Kreil
Referred by: AOL
From: Dousman, Wisconsin
Time: 1998-10-11 01:55:44
Comments: I am the Director of a new Alzheimer's Unit in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Referred by: From a Friend
Time: 1998-10-10 21:50:05

Name: Jan Gilbertson
Website: Jan's Page for all
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Fargo, ND
Time: 1998-10-09 15:00:38
Comments: Great Site, I have been lucky in that none of my family members have suffered from this horrible disease. My family and my prayers are with you and your family.

Name: 8sekawan
Website: 8sekawan
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Time: 1998-10-06 14:24:44
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Name: Jane
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 1998-10-03 10:30:46
Comments: Hi! I was just surfing around and I happen to view your homepage. My heart reaches out to you. My Dad recently had a stroke last April. My Mom thought he had an Alzheimer's disease. It had been quite difficult for all of us. I left my job and have been taking care of him. My Dad had gone therapy and is gradually recovering. Thank you for sharing your mother with me. Thank you for giving me hope and inspiration through life's dark moments and for reminding me the greatest things that love can do.

Name: Judy Paine-Marshall
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Conroe, TX
Time: 1998-10-02 03:14:05
Comments: Just wanted to let you know that I think your memorial to your Mom is one of the most wonderful things which I have ever seen. Today my husband, Hollis Marshall and I have married 9 years. Hollis has Alzheimer's and unfortunately his children and family do not care for me. I am his second wife and I am so totally overwhelmed with their ugliness and bitterness. It is hard enough to keep moving with someone afflicted with this disease. My husband, Hollis is the kindest man I have ever known and he is the "Tallest Man that I have ever met even though he is only 5 ft. 7 inches tall." We had a beautiful summer in Grand Lake, CO at our cabin. We are back in muggy, yukky Houston and I'm want to escape again to where we have so little stress. Just know that I believe your Mom and all your family and friends are so very proud of you. How did you find the time to work on the HTML and building your Homepage while you were caring for your Mom? JudyP-M

Name: Adriana Ramirez
Referred by: AOL
From: El Paso,Tx
Time: 1998-10-01 17:05:32
Comments: My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease last year. It has been very hard for me and my family. But with all the information and advances in medicine I decided to not be afraid, but to be hopeful. We will fight this to the end!

Name: Jaime
Website: countrypaint's homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Texas
Time: 1998-09-29 03:37:40
Comments: I am a CNA (certified nurses aide). I work at a nursing home with the alzheimers residents. I really like your page. I am reading your journal. It is very interesting. I have experienced many of the same things that you did. Email me and we can talk about our experiences!

Name: Juanita York
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: va
Time: 1998-09-27 23:39:21
Comments: I was surfing the net for any information on alzheimers. My mother was diagnosed about a year ago. My sister is presently caregiver because I work. We both feel so lost because we no longer have our mother to carry on conversations with and to advise us when we have problems. Now we are the parent. Having a real hard time coping. I am so glad I found this site. Nita

Name: Carlyne Pearson
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Tifton, Georgia
Time: 1998-09-23 05:18:26
Comments: Thank you. Your insight has helped me so much in caring for my mother.

Name: Jody Jackson
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Fulton, Ms
Time: 1998-09-22 02:27:15
Comments: Hi. I am enjoying your page. I too am a graduate student. I am in the nurse practitioner program at Mississippi University for Women. I am doing my research study on the effects of music therapy on the behaviors of the Alzheimer's patient. I work in a long term care facility that has an Alzheimer's Unit. I am really interested in finding ways to help those suffering from Alzheimer's. Again your page is great. Jody

Name: Ralph Dettwiler
Website: Behind the Badge
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-09-15 18:54:15
Comments: Just surfing in to check out your page and invite you to my pages too. Your page was very touching. Thank you.

Name: Brandon Williams
Website: The DaveMBand
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Huntsville AL
Time: 1998-09-12 15:58:30

Name: Nathan O. White
Website: Nate's Homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Naples, Fl
Time: 1998-09-11 08:43:00
Comments: My own mother died when I was eight months old, so I do not remember her. Read my poem at my homepage and I tell how she must have been.

Name: Linda
Referred by: Net Search
From: Boise, Idaho
Time: 1998-09-11 03:53:53
Comments: Thank you for sharing your personal story with me. You have offered a valuable resource for those of us who are currently dealing with a loved one who is suffering from this terrible disease.

Name: Kai
Website: Kai's House
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Manhattan Beach, CA.
Time: 1998-09-10 22:53:17
Comments: A very nice memorial page you have here. Fortunately the only memorial page I created was for my fiancee's cat: Thanks for sharing your memories and educating me.

Name: Gail
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Hamilton Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-09-10 00:34:31
Comments: I found this very uplifting as to looking at altimer`s. I don`t know anyone with the disease,but I`m sure there are a lot of people with this disease. God Bless and Keep You.

Name: Sandy Barbre
Website: Grandma's Favorites
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 1998-09-09 06:37:26
Comments: Was just surfing around and came upon your site! I love it!!! So much information. I don't think I could have handle my parents with that disease! You're great! Please come visit sometime.

Name: pete
Website: Pete's Web Page
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Northern Mid-Coast CA
Time: 1998-09-07 01:00:33
Comments: Hi, Your page is fantastic! I'm one of the gang at Kate's place. I'm so glad you gave her an award. She is one of THE most deserving people I know. I have a first attempt fledgling webpage and would like to know if I may add your site to it. It is very simple but looks quite good thanks to some major help from another wonderful caregiver. Please let me know if I can add your page also. Thank you, pete

Name: Marcia Yeager
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Time: 1998-09-06 19:18:43
Comments: Thank you for your helpful web page. The first time I accessed your page was almost two years ago upon the recommendation of a nephew. At that time, we were living in Huntsville. Now, my husband, Norris, is in an excellent nursing home care dementia unit at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. I am currently printing out your journal for one of the nurses that was transferred from a medical unit to the dementia unit. You are such a blessing. God bless you. Marcia

Name: Patrick
Website: Paddy's World
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Nr Ireland
Time: 1998-09-06 15:17:57
Comments: Brenda, My heart goes out to you. Thank you for letting me view your site and sharing your dear mother with us. I also lost my mother In April 1996 and I know how hard It Is. One thing to remember, They are both now In a better place.

Name: Skip Duffie
Website: Miracles--Touched by God
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Nova Scotia
Time: 1998-09-06 01:27:31
Comments: Hello and what a wonderful place to visit.. you have a spirit fille site here thanks for allowing me to come in... SkipD love is not in the shape of a heart love is in the shape of a cross +

Name: Brian Shirakawa
Website: All About Brian Shirakawa
Referred by: Signing another Guestbook
From: San Jose, CA, USA
Time: 1998-08-28 22:36:38
Comments: Hi! Just checking out the 200 guestbook entries my sister has. The web pages look real cool. In the meantime, try out my web site:

Name: Kym Chasteen
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Owens Cross Roads Alabama
Time: 1998-08-27 04:50:46
Comments: This is a very lovely site to visit, Thank You for shareing your mother with me. Ilost my mother to cancer in 1990,she was 48 years old and i miss her dearly,agian thanks for shareing your memories. Kym Chasteen

Name: Bobbie
Website: bobbies place
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: nevada
Time: 1998-08-26 16:39:09
Comments: You have lovly pages.My husband has Burgers Disase, and Cancer.My grandson has Aperts Syndrome and I believe I know your sorrow.

Name: Janice Hare
Website: Dj's Homepage
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Canada
Time: 1998-08-26 15:20:49
Comments: I loved reading your page. I have a good idea of what you went through looking after your mom. You see, I just lost my dad three weeks ago, he had parkinsons disease. We looked after him at home till things got so bad we had no choice, but to put him in a nursing home. That was the worst day of my life. But, now that he's gone from our lives, not completely, cause I know he'll live on in my heart for ever. You have my sincere condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Name: christine
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: bay city micnigan
Time: 1998-08-26 05:18:36
Comments: i just love the way you made a homepage mamorial i only wish i had the know how it make on i to just lost my father in may after i took care of him for 12 years and then to one day not have his jokes smile and just someone to talk to makes me miss him even more god bless you all and the love that your family has together

Name: sandra boozer
Referred by: Signing another Guestbook
From: smithville, ms. 38870
Time: 1998-08-24 14:09:29
Comments: I have signed the first book. You sent me to this page. I am so sorry about your loss. I deal with MS and I can imagine what my family goes through. Take care and my love goes out to you. A friend who cares, Sandra

Name: Janet Fedor
Website: A Musical Journey
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Calgary, AB Canada
Time: 1998-08-24 09:50:34
Comments: Your Alzheimer Angel brought tears to my eyes. I truly hope I am going to be a better person for having been a primary caregiver for my mother who has been living with Alzheimer Disease for 6 years now. It's a tough one.. right? In an effort to feel helpful in a helpless situation, I have produced A Musical Journey video which is being used in extended care facilities as a tool for leading sing-a-longs. It is the last gift my mother and I have given each other. My heart and understanding to all caregivers.. private and professional alike.. and Wonderful Page. It certainly shows the love and wonderful memories you have of your Mother.

Name: Swift
Website: Swift's Sonic the Hedgehog Webpage!!
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Fox Forest
Time: 1998-08-23 19:37:39
Comments: Lovely site. Keep the work up. Nice to know you care about your relatives. Swift <'^.^'> (Jennifer Womack, aged 13)

Name: Percy Kassner
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Glendive, Montana
Time: 1998-08-23 13:29:40
Comments: Glad to sign your guest book. It sounds like your mom was quite a woman Percy Kassner Glendive, Montana

Name: marion
Referred by: From a Friend
From: okla.
Time: 1998-08-19 21:50:55
Comments: You are doing a wonderful job. It is nice to see others think so much of there mom. Keep up the good job

Name: Mysticalgypsy
Website: Mystical Gypsy
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Toronto Ontario Canada
Time: 1998-08-19 06:11:17
Comments: The tears flow..... thank you for your page.. My grandmother.... MY HEROE ... has been placed in a nursing home as she has Alzheimers, this disease is dreadful..... I want to learn about it.... I need to learn about it...... I feel robbed.....God I love her and miss her .. I want her back...... thank you for your page.... Michelle Mystical gypsy

Name: pam brewer
Referred by: From a Friend
From: georgia
Time: 1998-08-18 19:13:09
Comments: Great sight Brenda; it takes a special person to want to educate others about something that is very painful to them. Thank you...

Name: Trish
Website: My Front Porch
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: Texas
Time: 1998-08-14 17:57:53
Comments: Your page hit home.I saw my beloved mother-in-law suffer from this horrible affliction.It took my breath away when she sat the kitchen table with me one morning and said "you sure are nice.Do I know you?'We had been close friends for almost 20 years.Although I lost Mom at an early age to cancer,I would rather lose her that way than have to watch her fade into that state your mother endured.It brings tears to my eyes as I looked at her picture.I am so very,very sorry.Trish

Name: Stephen Murray
Website: Stephen Murray's Home Page
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-08-13 04:42:28
Comments: You recently signed my guestbook and I am returning the favor. I like what I see so far. I am sorry to hear about your mother. I will be back later to see any updates.

Name: Dindo Santos
Website: Filipino Internist OnLine
Referred by: Geocities
From: Marikina, Philippines
Time: 1998-08-13 00:03:14

Dear Brenda,

Thanks for visiting my page and signing my guestbook. I'm glad to meet you online. I enjoyed my visit. It's a blessing that Alzheimer is not so common in our part of the world. GOD bless.


Name: Pat Wayman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Mississippi
Time: 1998-08-10 17:12:34
Comments: Dear Brenda, I am only up to December in your journal, but it is so eerie! My father's name is the same as yours. My brother's name is the same as yours. I have moved up from Florida to take care of my mother, who has alzheimer's. My dad passed away quite some time ago. I, too, am getting all kinds of flack and name-calling from my mother. I'll go back now and reaad some more... just thought I would mention this. Also, I am from the South. Thanks... Pat

Name: Claudia (debbi)
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Florida
Time: 1998-08-06 03:26:05
Comments: Hi,So sorry for your Loss, I would like to say that this is a very touching and loving site.You can feel it comes from your heart and soul. I lost my Mother a few years ago to cancer.She was only in her early 50s.I know the pain you suffer from your loss.The thing you need to help you through this is.Your Mother is no longer in pain.And she is with the Angels watching over you and the family.Smiling at you for remembering her in this way.I know in my heart my Father is with my Mother now. He passed away in 1986.At age 50.God bless you and yours,Warm hugs,Claudia

Name: TxBugman
Website: Alley's Pest Control
Referred by: Signing another Guestbook
From: Texas
Time: 1998-08-05 20:06:58
Comments: Your page is great, nice job. I'd figured the reason you like this song -->The Wind Beneath My Wings, because there's an Angel wacthing over you! *<|:c)

Name: Flo
Website: Welcome to Flo's Pages!!
Referred by: Signing another Guestbook
Time: 1998-08-05 18:27:30
Comments: Hi :) ! I love your web pages: they are very well organized and laid out: excellent choice of colorful text, graphics, and cool links! Keep up the great work :) ! BTW, please sign my guestbook, too!

Florence *bushy tail swishing happily in the wind* :) !

Name: Colin (Abacus)
Website: My MILLION Attempt!
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: England, UK.
Time: 1998-08-02 20:41:00

Hello there. Consider this page bookmarked. My Dad died on Tuesday (28th July 1998) and he was suffering with this too. Come visit me sometime too?! Thanks ..... Colin (Abacus). If you like, I could place a banner on my site.

Click to go to my MILLION site!!

Please visit my MILLION site. I have a HTML tutorial, add-your-own links pages, recipes and an Essential URL's section too! Send the URL to all your contacts, (ICQ, IRC, mIRC, Ding!, People Phone, Buddy lists, E-Mail and of course, word of mouth). Attach the URL to your E-Mails and ask all your contacts to participate!! Many thanks!

Name: Jennifer Andis
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-07-30 01:02:44
Comments: I was just interested because my grndmother has azheimers and its really been hard for me and my moher to accept!

Name: Debbie Oney
Website: CJD Voice
Referred by: Clicked on a 'Guestbooks by GuestWorld' Button
From: Illinois
Time: 1998-07-25 22:07:46
Comments: You did a great job on your website. I really liked the picture of your mother as a young girl. And you seem like a great person. You'd have to be to include a memorial in honor of your husband's first wife. I invite you to visit the CJD Voice website. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is another horrendous fatal braiin-deteriorating disease. People who are said to have rapid Alzheimers may really have CJD. In 1 study 13% of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer patients were found on autopsy to have CJD.

Name: Jerry Crabtree
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Indiana
Time: 1998-07-25 07:32:36
Comments: i have been on the net for 2 years and have visited every web sight under the sun ,i am 33, but have never signed a guestbook , i am very sad to say i have found your sight, my grand mother has this problem , thank you for being here for me ..................Jerry Crabtree

Website: EricOfTheMistyBlueMountains
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Virginia
Time: 1998-07-17 22:24:26
Comments: Spent hours sharing with you. I journal also, and have a grief support site/ministry online after the tragic death of my 23 year-old son, Eric. It was so heartwarming and encouraging to spend time sharing your experience here, thank you for sharing it. I would like to be included in your grief-support listings if you get a chance to visit and see if you would want to link to mine. This is a very loving thing you are providing for all. God bless and keep you and yours.... in the shadow of His wings as you continue your life and ministry. You are a wonderful daughter! Sending warm love and hugs, yours because I'm His, your GYPSY, (Nina).

Name: Alison Falck
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: York, Pa
Time: 1998-07-16 16:08:59
Comments: This is a very touching site. I work with Mid-stage Alzheimer's and found many of your comments to sound very similar to the ones I hear at work. Congratulations on fininshing school.

Name: Dianne Beam
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Charlotte, NC
Time: 1998-07-15 00:51:52
Comments: I'm doing research for a paper in college course. I am a 49 year old caregiver for my 84 year old Mom, who lives with me and suffers from AD. I truly enjoyed your information and sharing. Thank you.

Name: Linda Pack
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: coastal virginia
Time: 1998-07-07 06:57:56
Comments: What a lovely tribute to both your parents, and what beautiful reflections on your time with your mom before she passed over to the other side. I am taking care of my mom now, she is 76 and has just gone through cancer treatment. Your thoughts and poems have helped me regain perspective. It is so very demanding, and easy to lose sight of what is really going on. Thanks so much.

Name: Nicole
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Moscow,Russia
Time: 1998-07-04 20:50:29
Comments: Brenda,this is a wonderful filled with love and warmth...God bless you and your Mom...All you've written brought tears to my eyes...It's beautiful and moving...Thank you.

Name: Lori in Hawaii
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Hilo, HI
Time: 1998-07-02 15:00:07
Comments: Dear Brenda: I loved your page for your mom. There was so much love between you and your mom. I just lost my mother two months ago. It is not easy-there is so much sorrow. I miss my mother very much and everything is like a dream to me. She died suddenly of a stroke and a heart attack later. Aloha, Lori in Hawaii

Name: Eileen Holt
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-06-24 07:22:30
Comments: I will be doing my senior project in high school about Alzheimers. I think that this page will be a wonderful help. Thank you for putting to together. :-)

Name: Steve Wise
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Hall of Fame City, Canton, Ohio
Time: 1998-06-17 01:46:13
Comments: Wanted to let you know I had stopped by again. I so enjoy visiting your. You're doing a WONDERFUL JOB. I'm proud to include you among winners of the LIFE ENHANCEMENT Selected Site Award!

Name: Odell & Tanna
Website: Fun Info. Linx
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-06-14 08:57:29
Comments: We loved your page .You did a good job .There is a lot of time invested in your page ,we know .Job well done. A+ Two thumbs up!!!

Name: Dani
Website: D-Zone
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: So. CA
Time: 1998-06-02 15:45:44
Comments: Hello again I was just going through the Remembering Mom webring. Wanted to stop and say hello. Your page is so..... helpful, and beautiful, sad and informative and brave and and and..... I'll be back again!
Take Care

Name: Polly
Website: Polly's Homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: California
Time: 1998-06-01 22:08:58
Comments: Wonderful page! Brought tears to my eyes. Keep up the good work and thanks so much for visiting my page. -Polly

Name: Tammy
Website: ~Tammy's Place~
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: south Georgia!
Time: 1998-05-31 12:03:56
Comments: Hi Brenda! This site you've created in memory of your mother is beautiful! Thanks for "stopping by" my place and sharing your pages with me. It's so cool that you used to live in Tally. I'm only about 30mins from there and I'm there like every weekend practically. :) I'm gonna bookmark this page so I can come back and look around some more. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself. :) Byeee *waving* ~Tammy~ ():)

Name: Donna White
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Meridian,MS
Time: 1998-05-31 02:59:11
Comments: Dear Brenda, Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful and moving testimony about your mother. It really lets us know that we are not alone on this hard journey. God Bless You Always. In Christ's Love, Donna white

Name: urmo
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Estonia (one of Baltic states)
Time: 1998-05-29 12:16:17
Comments: Thank you for this site, it helped very much to understand, what is going on and what to expect in future. My father's funerals are tomorrow... urmo ps. there is nothing to blame yourself, you (as same as me) did all the best for her.

Name: Amber Ford
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dalhart Tx
Time: 1998-05-28 19:12:00
Comments: I really feel for you. I take care of mothers and fathers like yours. I work at a nursing home and in the Arcadia unit where I work I see daughters and sons that walk out of there every day crying and I cant do a darn thing. I was just informed that my Grandmother is in the first stages of this awful disease. I dont know if I can handle it. Yes, I take care of other people but My Grandmother!!! I would like you to contact me through mail. Amber Ford 1916 Woods La. Ft. Worth Tx 76117 I would really like to talk to you about this matter.

Name: Jennifer Uyen Nhi
Website: Jennifer Uyen Nhi's Dreaming World
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-05-26 03:41:36
Comments: Hi there, I just surfed by from someone homepage to your page, just want to say hi.

Name: Reid and Dorothy S. Craig
Website: Homeland North Carolina and Alzheimer's Pages
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sanford, North Carolina
Time: 1998-05-24 00:07:56
Comments: Your pages are an inspiration and are very well done. We have spent the past 6 years dealing with this devastating disease. Like you, we have also put our personal life with Alzheimer's on the Web in hopes it may help someone else and to let them know they are not alone. Best wishes and God Bless.

Name: Deborah R. Gurwell
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Eagle Pass, Texas
Time: 1998-05-21 16:09:16
Comments: Was just looking for some information on Alzheimer's Disease. My mother has been with us since November, 1994 and was diagnosed with the disease several years before that. We have just switched her medication to Aricept from Serzone and are having difficulty with her hurting herself and being very destructive. I have haldol as a seditive, but I hesitate giving it to her because I don't want her to sit and just stare. I'm in somewhat of a situation. Just looking for answers. I hope I can find some here. Thanks.

Name: Susan
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-05-21 14:04:47
Comments: I found you through Cool Central (runner-up for Cool Site of the Day, May 21). It is wonderful that you have done this. I am not personally acquainted with anyone who has Alzheimer's Disease, but certainly I know people who are coping with the sadness and stress of caring for a loved one who has this disease. I'm sure your site has been a great resource and comfort to many people!

Name: Jane Garrety
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Tennessee
Time: 1998-05-21 05:15:56
Comments: My sister and I just moved my mom, age 75, to an assisted living placement in the town where my sister lives. My mom was diagnosed 3 years ago, and within the last four months she had become unable to maintain independent living in her apartment safely. This disease is such a painful one for everyone. Your poems have been particularly insightful for me.

Name: Mona aka Mo
Website: Linny and Mo's Homepage
Referred by: From
From: Raleigh, NC (USA)
Time: 1998-05-14 10:51:21
Comments: What a wonderful informative site you have. So well organized and attractive. I have bookmarked your homepage so that I can return and spend more time. I am a Hospice Family Support Volunteer, and my husband and I do puppet shows for the children's program of our local Hospice. We perform the puppet show for third grade classes in local schools, and the show teaches children how to deal with loss and grief. Thank you for all your work in sharing this useful information.

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Time: 1998-05-14 10:24:24

Name: Nancy L.Fierstien
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dripping Springs, Texas
Time: 1998-05-13 21:39:18
Comments: My own mother has been in a nursing home as an Alzheimer's patient for nearly 3 years now. She is in Michigan; I am in Texas. Might as well be talking Mars and Venus, y'know? I too have used poetry to capture the feelings I live with as I wait to say "Amen!" Thank you so much for sharing your mother's story with me.

Name: Delores
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Time: 1998-05-11 06:38:21
Comments: Brenda You have the best site I've seen. You did so good by your Mother. I don't know how you went so long without sleep and rest. You have nothing to feel guilty about. I know a little of what it is like to have someone you love that isn't in their right mind as I had a child that was mentally ill and at times was like a stranger. Your poems are so wonderful and all the pictures let us see what your Mom and family and home were like. The midis are so appropriate for the content of each page that it is on. You did a wonderful job all the way through your whole site. I would lik to be able to do something like this for my lovely Mother that was taken from me when she was only 46 and left me with five little children and no brothers or sisters. Today is Mothers Day 1998.My Mom has been gone since 1955 and I still miss her

Name: Krista Cunningham
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From: Chandler, Arizona
Time: 1998-05-10 05:38:50
Comments: I think what you are trying to do is wonderful. I am 20 years old. My grandmother has alzheimer's and her mother died with it as well. I have a poem I would like to submit for your poetry page if you will let me. Please send me an e-mail and let me know. Thank you, and God bless. Krista Cunningham

Name: Rev. George Porter Jr.
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Erie, Pennsylvania
Time: 1998-05-10 00:47:10
Comments: Thank you.

Website: Kindhearteds Home Away From Home
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From: Maine
Time: 1998-05-09 16:15:52
Comments: Ths is a wonderful site, I enjoyed it and the information here is great.. I am saddened by the loss of your mother. And only hope she is at peace now and watches her daughter grow. I am so happy you were willing to return home and help her. I only wish the newer generations were as loving as you. Take care and Yes you may have my award.. Hugs Kindhearted Link it to the aove address...

Name: H. John Denman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Illinois-Wisconsin-Arizona-Washington
Time: 1998-05-09 07:45:41
Comments: You are love.....thank you... God, Bless You

Name: Lisa
Website: These Are My Favorite Things
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 1998-05-08 11:49:09
Comments: Very touching page. My grandfather passed away from Alzheimer's. I know how hard it is on the patient as well as the family caring for them. May I add a link to your page on with my grandpa's page? Feel free to stop by my page when you get a chance.

Name: Teri G.
Website: Loosing mom,to alzheimers.
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Canton,,Mass.
Time: 1998-05-07 21:22:36
Comments: My family and I found out 10 months ago,our mom has alzheimers and mini strokes. Our dad who is 78 yrs.old has been taking care of here.I don't know how long this will last! I though maybe she could go into a adult day care.It might take some time, to convence her to go.But it won't hurt, to try. It was nice to read your story.It helps me to know,I'm not alone!

Name: Linda Tarwater
Website: The Home of Linda Tarwater
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From: Washington State
Time: 1998-05-07 06:51:36
Comments: Like you I lost my father to this mind robbing thing. I miss him everyday. I love everything you have done on your pages, and I would like to link your pages to my fahters page on my site. Please let me know if that is ok. Wonderful wonderful site and thanks for all the information and links and remembering the one you love. Linda

Name: Katie
Website: Katie's Kool Page
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From: St.Albert
Time: 1998-05-05 01:54:46
Comments: I am only 14 and not yet have had to deal with the pain of losing my parents...but a few years ago my grandmother died. I did not see her since I was 3 and she died when I was 10. When I did go see her at that young age, she didn't remember me very well! I was scared! All the times we called, she couldn't remember us that much. I don't see my grandparents very much at all, and when I do I am thankful that they are mostly in good health! I think this is a wonderful page and a great subject. Not many people realize the pain and agony yet special feelings who get when you lose a family member or when you grow old! I am glad and happy that you have chosen to put out such a wonderful page. The poems are wonderful and I am writing one right now for my Language Arts project we are doing on seniors, I would love to send this in to you! All love, Katie

Name: Kay
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Pa
Time: 1998-05-03 10:11:28
Comments: I know all about what your going through and May God bless you for your patience and understanding with those victums of such a dreaded decease

Name: Becky C.
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From: Ohio
Time: 1998-05-03 09:31:39
Comments: What a wonderful and loving tribute to your mother. May God bless you richly.

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