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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    The next generation of people watching as their peers die off - each waiting for their time and hoping it won't be painful.

    I came close one night not long ago. I woke up to my lungs filling with fluid. Gasping for air as I sat up I found myself angry that I wasn't capable to just allow it to happen. I understand there's a point at which there's no more struggle. I so wanted to get there but fought for air.

    I'm considering it a trial run and hoping to do better next time.

    My mother-in-law died that way. She called from her basement apartment upstairs to her daughter. They made out that she said she couldn't breathe. By the time they made it to her she was blue and peaceful and pushed them away when they tried to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I came close one night not long ago.
    Oh No!

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    He has been gone a long time.
    Those with dementia are people too you know. And im sad that he died before a cure. One day it will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Those with dementia are people too you know. And im sad that he died before a cure. One day it will come.
    That is true. My first experience with Alzheimer's Dementia was my paternal grandmother. She began that horrible journey at 64. and finally was put to rest at 86.
    It haunts me every time I cannot remember someone's name.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so."
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    My father and mother were both affected.

    He lost the power of speech, but retained his sense of humour.
    I detested visiting my mother, having to introduce yourself and getting no reaction.

    I have had a lifetime of never remembering names, I hope that is not my future, for my kids sake........................I wont know any better.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    My mother had Alzheimer's in her later years. Some days she would remember me and other days not. One day, when she didn't remember me, I asked her about her son and she regaled me with very detailed and factual stories about my childhood, including some things I never knew before.

    It is a cruel disease.

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