Every day she seems to withdraw a little more, and I’m no longer sure she even knows I am her daughter. She now needs help with everything — even the most basic human functions.
At this point, I believe she is simply existing in her body.
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She lovingly cared for my dad — who also had the disease — at home for many years.When I do pray, it is always about my mother who is living with Alzheimer’s disease.My prayers are never about reversing or even improving my mother’s condition because it is simply too late.My mom cries constantly and lashes out at my grandfather, and the stress was so intense I think it contributed to her breast cancer diagnosis last year. I was relieved to see him comfortable in his hospital bed in a deep sleep surrounded by family because it was the way he had wanted to go, right? For at least 3 years he has been wasting away on their couch.When I say he was comatose, I am not saying it lightly.As long as I can remember my parents have been feeding, bathing, brushing teeth, dressing, and moving my grandfather from place to place. He does not recognize any of us and is only responsive to music.Long story short, he has been on the decline for a very long time.While Mummy may not have major physical ailments, there is no doubt that she is suffering terrible mental anguish.Alzheimer’s has wiped away most of her brain, including her memories, personality and ability to communicate.She is nothing more than a ZOMBIE sucking all the money out of us for no good reason she brings NOTHING to our lives but resentment and hate! My grandfather (age 83) has just been placed in a rehab facility for what appears to be the end of his life, he is not eating and forgotten how to swallow food. I am 23 and since I was 13, he has been living with my parents as they are his full time caretakers.I moved out of their house at age 17 to go to college (as my parents harshly remind me everyday that I didn’t help them care for my grandfather).