i moved in my dads (he is deceased} and my mom recently went to asst. living. my brother is hiv positive with dementia , my husband anmd took over the mortgage, so my brother could stay in his home. i love my brother so much and its so hard to watch him fade away. idk, i have a miilion things to say and ask, and im sure i will s time goes on, im happy to be here
My grandma had dementia. I cherish the times I had with her. She had such good days at times. You are doing an amazing job. You are a good sister and daughter.
My Mom is battling dementia and no matter who it is or what stage they are in - it is hard to watch the changes.
I’m new to this too. I live and work in Italy, but my mother is in a nursing home just outside of Chicago and my family had to put her there right around Christmas. Cindy list to say it’s been a pretty tough month being so far away and feeling so helpless. When I call her she just screams that there’s nothing wrong with her and that she wants to go home, but she doesn’t remember any of the things that she did in December they got her there. Calling the police at 4:30 in the morning thinking that people were attacking her. Calling complete strangers in the middle of the nightFor help. I cried last night just saying I wanted my mother back. I know it sounds like something a little girl would say, and I’m 53 years old, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We’re all here for you and for each other it looks like! Which helps
@Scarlettohara66 Welcome to our group. I am sorry you are going through this. My mom also doesn’t remember some of what got her into the Nursing Home. All they know is they want to be home. Anyone can understand and appreciate that. And knowing that they will never be their old self is heartbreaking enough. Try to enjoy the good conversations with her.
My grandma was put into assisted living for dementia care. I didn’t get to see her much. I am sure they are taking care of your Mom. It’s good to listen to her. My grandma wanted to go home too. I would visit her when I could. The group is here for you.
@Sunshine714 Well said!