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What do I do now???!!!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

My mom, who has some form of dementia, is getting really worse. She fights with us about everything, probably because she doesn't understand what were saying anymore. I reminded her the other day of the wonderful vacation we took about 10 years ago. She was furious with me, yelled at me and called me a liar. My poor dad doesn't know what to do anymore. We need to seriously start thinking about nursing homes, which will break my dad's heart, not to mention mine! I'm so upset I want to eat everything that's bad for me to make me feel better, but I'm going to Florida in 4 weeks so I'm trying hard to stick to my diet. Why does life have to be so hard?! Sorry, really upset and just have to vent or I'll go crazy!!!

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MCJULIEO 3/4/2013 11:49AM

    Is there an Alzheimer's support group in your community? There may be some resources that will help you in this difficult time...

As to the emotional eating, I certainly identify with that... all I can do is just take it a moment at a time, drinking a glass of water when staring temptation in the face, or diverting myself somehow...

Hang in there. You know we're rooting for you.

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MKMMARTY 3/3/2013 8:13PM

    It is not easy watching our parents become like that. But at least you can remember for her now all the good times.

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GRAYGRANNY 3/3/2013 1:45PM

    Sorry sweetie.......will pray for you and the family

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CANDYPA 3/2/2013 7:44PM

  Thank you for venting and it is okay to vent. I am sorry you and your dad are so upset. I don't know what you are going through. I do appreciate your feelings and your concerns. Share your concerns with your dad and I understand the nursing home avenue. If the nursing home is not the best option maybe you can get some help like a visiting nurse or caregiver, so you can have a break.

I know you are upset, but eating everything in sight will not help you in the long run. Enjoy your long deserved trip to Florida. Breath. Rest. emoticon emoticon

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