Adult children

Discuss issues that affect adult children who are caregivers, everything from family dynamics to long-distance caregiving to talking to young children about the disease.


New here

  • By Crystal-lee · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, I have been lurking for a while, trying to see if what my family is going through is so called normal for dealing with Alzheimer's. My mother in law was diagnosed 3 years ago. I work nights and my ...

Clueless Siblings and relatives

  • By seacoastgirl · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Please tell me your stories of your family members who refuse to help. I don't even have the energy to tell you about how upset I am about my brother's lack of desire to help or even acknowledge how much ...

No words

  • By michelewms1 · New reply March 30, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hello. My name is Michele. I sit here wanting to express myself, my pain, my questions. I feel helpless ...

My Father

  • By Macs_help · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • My Father died this morning, Sunday, Feb 16. He collapsed at home, CPR was begun immediately, and emergency serviced were called. He was rushed to the hospital unconscious, with no breathing (supported ...

My beautiful mom passed away this past Sunday

  • By slash5296 · New reply February 28, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My beautiful mom age 86 passed away this Sunday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, and while my heart is aching with her passing; i know that myself my dad and my sister did everything we could ...

All at Once Mom's Behavior Changed Yesterday

  • By lm8077 · New reply February 1, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I had a strange day with mom yesterday. I picked her up her at the group home and I noticed she was very weak. We went to the mall because she use to enjoy shopping and I like to get her out of the house ...

Nursing Home Negligence

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 27, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • My mom, who is 80 with dementia and in very frail health, was suspected of having pneumonia last week. While the doctor wanted her taken to the hospital for a chest x-ray, the nursing manager decided ...

How to deal with the Holidays

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 11, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My mom was only diagnosed with dementia this past March after breaking her hip in a fall. Prior to that she was having some memory issues, but was completely independent. Now her dementia is full-blown ...

how to deal with feelings of grief

  • By Janet461 · New reply December 11, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • My mom, who has dementia, has been in a nursing home since last March. The onset of her disease was sudden, triggered by a fall where she broke her hip. She was having some health issues prior to that ...

Rough ending

  • By Bonita6 · New reply October 10, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • So we are coming to the end of our vacation in az. Mom has been able to spend time with her friends and see the places that are important to her. The biggest hurdle has been for everyone to get along ...

A rough start

  • By Bonita6 · New reply October 6, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • So I'm at my sisters with my mom and we fly out tomarr at 6:00am. I have watched my sister with my mom and she doesn't get it. Mom has shown her independence by taking off for a walk and not saying where ...

Does she or doesn't she

  • By justjason1 · New reply October 18, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • My mother was remarried 3 years ago at age 74. 2 years ago I found out that social services has been called on her for being lost in her condo complex. I asked both her and her husband about this but ...


  • By BobbiL · New reply August 27, 2012
  • 17 replies
  • I miss the chat option. I found it extremely helpful to just chat with people who are walking in my shoes. Sometimes, just a few minutes with caring people can make the whole day brighter & less lonely ...

Well she's done it now

  • By VAE · New reply July 16, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I have made many post but this will be the saddest as of now...last night i get home from work and mom tells me I need to talk to you..I have done a good thing and a bad thing and you are probably going ...

My mom is gone in a day

  • By babyt · New reply February 16, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Valentine's birthday. I'm the only child in the family and my mom has always made this day very special for the whole family. She's had little bouts with her memory and is on Aricept. Her biggest ...

Having a Hard Time

  • By Traceless · New reply February 14, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • My mother was diagnosed with dimentia in 2007. It has been a gradual process, all the little things, misplacing her purse, forgetting to take meds, or eating. Well, its now 2012, and the disease is eating ...

Looking for help...

  • By dalesdaughterinlaw · New reply November 8, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Looking for some help. My father in law has dementia and parkinson's. In the last month or so he is always picking at something. He has now started picking at his Depends so much he will pick and pull ...

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