i'm so sorry blackcat....no one in my family has it but i do have a couple of friends whose mothers have it; and it's an extremely trying and drawn out process. i've referred many family members to support groups. to me personally, i find alzheimer's one of the cruelest fates to be dealt. just expect to feel a wide array of emotions and acknowledge them for what they are. again, you have my heartfelt sympathy....vent here anytime....
May 28, '04
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Thanks Leslie for your support. My biggest problem is she won't let me do anything for her. I say to her "Mom let's go to Walmart and get you some clothes" She says "No it costs too much money" I say Mom I am buying it for you so it is "free" for you. Still she insists on wearing the same clothes she bought in the 1980"s. She goes to adult day care twice a week. I am worried that they are going to call adult protective services and say "Her daughter is neglecting her she doesn't buy her any new clothes"