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87 year old mother with Alzheimer's remembers her daughter's name
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#1 - newdevyx (09/01/2014) [+] (12 replies)
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#9 - lucianolp (09/01/2014) [+] (13 replies)
Grandad died of Alzheimer's. I never knew him when he was healthy.
Grandad died of Alzheimer's. I never knew him when he was healthy.
#16 - lazragoon ONLINE (09/01/2014) [+] (7 replies)
My Gramma had Dementia.  I remember the last time I had a 1 to 1 conversation with her in her room at the home.  We sang the Gaither's Gospel Hour DvD all the way through.  Despite everything she still remembered every word and every part.  We had just hung a picture of 10 year old me on the front page of the newspaper on her wall, I was 15 when we had this conversation.  She introduced me to her Granddaughter (Me), and how proud she was of me and everything I had done, and how I was in a play this summer.     
   
The play she was talking about was the reason I was on the front page, 5 years earlier.    
   
I don't think I've ever cried harder in my life.  She passed away this winter, 11 days after we had this conversation.
My Gramma had Dementia. I remember the last time I had a 1 to 1 conversation with her in her room at the home. We sang the Gaither's Gospel Hour DvD all the way through. Despite everything she still remembered every word and every part. We had just hung a picture of 10 year old me on the front page of the newspaper on her wall, I was 15 when we had this conversation. She introduced me to her Granddaughter (Me), and how proud she was of me and everything I had done, and how I was in a play this summer.

The play she was talking about was the reason I was on the front page, 5 years earlier.

I don't think I've ever cried harder in my life. She passed away this winter, 11 days after we had this conversation.
User avatar #44 - toosexyforyou (09/01/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Dang, Grandma must have lost her memory after little Timmy gave it to her hot and heavy.
#5 - norkas (09/01/2014) [-]
#18 - pandacore (09/01/2014) [+] (4 replies)
my grandfather had alzheimers when he was on his deathbed so when my family went to visit him he grabbed my aunts hand and thought she was my grandmother who died 25 years ago. He started saying "Oh my god Hazel you look as beautiful as when i first met you, i have so much to tell you about. Dear god i've missed you. I always knew you'd come back."

I was only 10 when this happened so i didn't really understand what was going on
#36 - ljhpie (09/01/2014) [+] (2 replies)
My great grandma had Alzheimer's.
She always carried a comb with her and told me to comb my hair because its so messy. The last time I saw her, her Alzheimer's was so bad that she would forget that you were there if you were out of her vision for 5 seconds. But she still remembered to carry the comb with her and she told me to comb it on that last day.
#3 - anonymous (09/01/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Just because you're old it dosen't mean you lose your memory
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User avatar #4 to #3 - anonimperiumreturn (09/01/2014) [-]
Description says she has alzheimer
#90 - eddymolly (09/01/2014) [-]
Alzheimer's is a horrific disease.   
   
Pretty much all that needs saying.
Alzheimer's is a horrific disease.

Pretty much all that needs saying.
#99 - bluenebula (09/01/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I'm ******* terrified that one day this kind of thing can happen to me. What if I get in a car crash and loose my legs? That's ******* bad and I'll be sad about it, but I'll move on eventually. I will still me me. I would probably make jokes out of it. I still exist and I can still know people. Still have friends. Still live. But with Alzheimer's, you don't get that. You don't get to laugh it off. It's scary to think that you can lose your memories like that, and lose what makes you you. I think PlagueOfGripes put it best when he compared Alzheimer's to hollowing. Slowly, you lose everything around you, by losing yourself.

It's one of my biggest fears, that one day, I'll lose my mind and myself in the process.
#81 - thebroble (09/01/2014) [-]
......Had a Football coach that has Alzheimer's now and i'm the only player he remembers.....oh the feels :'(
......Had a Football coach that has Alzheimer's now and i'm the only player he remembers.....oh the feels :'(
User avatar #82 - ieatbengay (09/01/2014) [+] (1 reply)
why was she recording
User avatar #83 to #82 - jaegarbombastic (09/01/2014) [-]
Because that is that woman's last days.

She is forgetting her entire life. But her daughter will remember her as long as she lives.

The fact that she was able to get her remembering her name is fantastic and she will have that on film to watch anytime she wants after she passes.

It's a beautiful thing and well worth recording.
#7 - hamishthehamster ONLINE (09/01/2014) [-]
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User avatar #206 - maybetraffy (09/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
and then they ****** ?
User avatar #85 - Senic (09/01/2014) [+] (9 replies)
My grandmother died at 80 of Alzheimer's. She would constantly ask my brother ( who had longer hair then) if he had a boyfriend. Funny and sad at the same time
#178 - dickticklerluv (09/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
>mfw my grandfather has parkinson's and alzeihmers
>mfw he forgets everyone else's name but mine
>mfw he hopes I'm going to very successful in the future
>mfw I'm letting him down but he's still proud of me
#71 - whateverrowsyourbo (09/01/2014) [+] (3 replies)
My grandma passed away a couple of months ago, what makes me the most sad though is that her disease made her bitter and negative for her last years. Even though my grandpa was probably one of the nicest people I have ever known, he literally made a patent free for everyone to use that could potentially save us from the greenhouse effect worth millions of dollar. Eitherhow, when my grandma died it absolutely crushed him, it hurt in my heart seeing him cry for the first time in years. I will never in my whole life forget that, even though he is ok now, it also changed him. It still feels bad when he now visits every week for dinner but you can still how sad he is.

Inb4 Noone gives a **** , I just wanted to let it out since I have never told this to anyone.
#229 - anonymous (09/02/2014) [+] (3 replies)
My (maternal) grandpa's in the early stages of dementia, he honestly hasn't really been the same since my grandma died almost a decade ago so although it's harsh his losing it isn't what bothers me. What bothers me is the likelihood of my mother getting the same way one day. I can't imagine her not knowing who I am, and I can't imagine the world ever being the same once my mother looks at me and doesn't know me. Death is sad but I think dementia is saddest thing of all, at least if you die you're still you until you're not around anymore, with dementia you're gone before you've left.
My (maternal) grandpa's in the early stages of dementia, he honestly hasn't really been the same since my grandma died almost a decade ago so although it's harsh his losing it isn't what bothers me. What bothers me is the likelihood of my mother getting the same way one day. I can't imagine her not knowing who I am, and I can't imagine the world ever being the same once my mother looks at me and doesn't know me. Death is sad but I think dementia is saddest thing of all, at least if you die you're still you until you're not around anymore, with dementia you're gone before you've left.
#231 to #229 - taojaz (09/02/2014) [-]
'If you die you're still you until you're not around anymore, but with dementia you're gone before you've left'.

That's a good ******* quote.
#138 - gtfomylawnbish (09/01/2014) [-]
My 78 year old father lives with me. I think his issue is even more terrifying. He says his mind hasn't aged at all, and he's sharp enough I believe it. He says some days he wakes up and forgets he's old. Occasionally the kids will bring up sports and Dad says "I'll take you out back and show you how to throw a ball around. Then, he remembers that his body won't do what his mind is clearly willing to do. He's sad when this happens, but puts on a brave face. Forgetting is a God send sometimes.
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