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I lost my Dad to Alzheimer's. A vivacious man with no other physical problems. I watched a bright mind fade away. He wanted to die with dignity with my help but of course there was nothing I could do. Very sad to say the least. He was my Dad, my best friend, my life coach, my rock, my advisor. We did everything together.
In a way I was relieved that he passed away as I knew it was what he wanted. So now I stay busy and still miss everything he was to us all. I was blessed with a true blooded Dad. I honor his memory by doing all the great life lessons he taught me. I still hold him in my dreams and yes, even laugh about the funny stories we shared. Honor him by getting yourself up and out. I know he'd want this. Life should go on.
My Mom is enjoying her time with my Grandma Thomas-her mom, my Uncles Jimmy, Charles and her sister
You are most certainly welcome! . It is with discernment that one should take into account being prepared for the time most do not want to face, the death of our love ones. Tad, I do not know if you are a Bible reader - but, if you read Proverbs 3:13-18 - it shows you the practicality in using discernment in ones' life and how it is more precious then corals. I hope it may help you to see just how valuable our having discernment helps If you have any additional concerns or the need to just discuss - please feel free to contact me.
For ALL caretakers - when being the sole caretaker it is so important to have in writing prior to your love one decease all arrangements. It is just common that death brings about all forms of characters - so having everything in placed and signed will help alleviate a lot of unnecessary confusion and possibly legal implications. I have observed from personal and friends and family situation that the one without proper forethought - usually have the most confusion. If, the family choose to act up despite the solid arrangement or wish of the decease - then that is their problem. However, to alleviate any unnecessary stress - get all papers and arrangements in ADVANCE prior to the death of your LOVE one.
This is for Jennifer Grossma,
Dear Jennifer please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother! Also, give my condolences to your father.
I just read your post about your mother passing and I feel that you have done the right thing. You are your mother's daughter and you took your father's feelings into consideration. It's not unusual for family to act up and behave in an unfavourable manner. As your mother's family has done. It's deplorable the way people want to take away the right and privilege and love that is shared within the immediate family of mother and her husband and daughter etc. I feel that you have done the right thing. My mother had told me to do whatever I wanted to do with whatever. And I did. You may end up having some consequences but it's your mother not their mother. It's your father's wife! I feel that you can do whatever you want to do and when you want to do it. You are not beholding to anyone. Regardless of what they may think. My advise to you is listen to your gut feelings and not your head. Listen to the little voice inside of you and just go with it. If they don't like it then too bad! They will lose out on having you in their lives. As my paternal grandmother said the only words I ever heard her say in English I want to say them to you. "I wish-a-you-luck!"
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