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    The grandkids are torn between spending time with Grandma and wanting to stay away because they can't bear to see Grandma like this.
    Gods but I know what that's like.  It rips your heart out.  Yesterday was the 12 anniversary of my grandfather's death from Alzheimer's, and the 2nd anniversary of my grandmother's death, also from Alzheimer's.  Granny was living with my Aunt & Uncle, and I would go over once a week to have dinner with her and make sure she took her evening medicine, and just to be with her for a while and to give my Aunt a respite.  She was a shell of the woman I'd known and loved, and while it tore me up inside, I also treasured those moments.  But the horrifying times were the one or two moments of lucidity, where she would talk to me and where she realized that her brain wasn't working right.  

    Take care of yourself.  Do what you need to make sure your health and sanity stay intact while you deal with this, because that will make it easier to cope.  Best wishes to you and your family.

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    I’m a feminist because the message is still "don’t get raped" not "don’t rape"

    by Avilyn on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:31:27 AM PDT

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