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Caregiver Wellness: Feeling Lonely Because Friends Don't Know How to Support Me

Caring.com User - bach
bach said...
I am new in this forum. My husband was diagnosed one year ago and I feel very lonely. Maybe I am too proud to show I need help, but I have the feeling that people around me don't really care. the people I thought would be there for me are not. fortunatelly there are also people who werent so close to me and find the time to talk to me and ask me how I feel, but I can'... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - LaurSavvy
LaurSavvy said...
Hi bach and welcome. It is so sad to be dealing with this disease, it is also lonely being a caregiver. I am caring for ... more
Caring.com User - marianna
marianna said...
**WELCOME, bach!!** All of us here understand your feelings! You hit the nail on the head when you say "friends don't ... more
Caring.com User - Coping in Canada
Coping in Canada said...
Welcome Bach. I take care of my 93 year old mom but can relate to what you are saying. One suggestion I have is for you... more

Long-Term Care: Giving Love & Finding Joy in Visiting Relatives

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BGreen said...
The last time I went to see Mom in the NH, I realized how few men go to visit their parents or grandparents. Accepting the unacceptable isn't easy, but do if for yourself and your loved one. Mom would love to see all of her children; sometimes she even knows who we are. And you get to share something special with Mom. She still has a wonderful sense of humor, she ... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
sounds like you are doing a great job - and it's a good reminder that all of the family have something to offer our loved ones! ♥
Caring.com User - LaurSavvy
LaurSavvy said...
Isn't that the truth. Was just thinking that today, my MIL has 3 sons 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and she see... more
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
I've thought about that, too L/S....and wondered if sometimes the others feel intimidated by the caregivers? Not intende... more

Alzheimer's Disease: Getting Involved for the Cure

Caring.com User - KateLondon
KateLondon said...
"Currently, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to soar with the aging Baby Boomer generation. Every 68 seconds, another American is diagnosed with the disease". Today I cried and prayed for 5 million people. xxx K
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - gilwayw
gilwayw said...
The stats are staggering, Kate! I wonder how these compare to cancer? Also, that's the count for Americans. It must be overwhelming for worldwide. Very sad indeed. Sending my love to you, girlfriend.♥♥
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J RISH said...
Kate, i will pray and cry with you. It is a very sad disease.
Caring.com User - Wantmymomback
Wantmymomback said...
Adding my prayers for all afflicted with this horrible disease around the world♥

Caring for a Parent: Is Dad Taking Proper Care of Mom?

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An anonymous caregiver said...
Today i was wondering how many people out there feel the way I feel. Watching my mom going through the stages of Dementia and Alzheimer', and at same time having to deal with her husband to make sure his is taking proper care of her. It is so frustrating sometimes to constant argue with my dad over mom's medications, food, clothing etc..... He always thinks he is... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - marianna
marianna said...
**WELCOME** anonymous!! So, if mom has medication, we assume that she is under the care of a physician. Is it possible... more
Caring.com User - SuWhaley
SuWhaley said...
Has he always been like this or is this new behavior?
Caring.com User - DaughterJane
DaughterJane said...
Would love to help but my situation is different. However, what comes to mind is his knowledge of this disease. Perhap... more

Alzheimer's Symptoms: It's Christmas in July! Where are My Gifts?

Caring.com User - Asistersundying love
Asistersundying love said...
Well, here's a new one. Chris has been seeing Santa Claus for about 2 weeks now (one of his many hallucinations) but the last few days it has been up a notch. Yesterday he wanted to know if he got a present from some lady for Christmas and this morning when I woke him up, he told me that he put his bag out and there were no gifts in it this morning. I asked him gifts ... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Asistersundying love
Asistersundying love said...
Uhm; that should have read "See I'm wearing shorts" Geez, my typing and brain are not in connecting.
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
awwww......your brother is such a sweetie! and you are, too! ♥ hugs to the two of you, and your DH, too!
Caring.com User - Asistersundying love
Asistersundying love said...
Thank you Gat! I think he is such a sweetie! And if he is going to hallucinate, what a great one to see-Santa Claus!!! At least it's not something scary. Thanks for the compliment. Hugs back to you!

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