Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in December 2013 though I know Mam must have had it much earlier, but I did not recognise it. When I think back, how many times did I say AH SHER MAMMY YOU ASKED ME THAT QUESTION THREE TIMES ALREADY---and Mother would reply, oh wait until You are My age, and You'll see how good You are.
Two years and eight months later while Mother was on Her fifth day of Her first RESPITE CARE stay at a beautiful Nursing Care Unit, My beautiful Mother passed away peacefully yet suddenly as She had been enjoying the companionship of Her great Friend Helen Who had been visiting Mother at the time. Helen told Me that Mam had the most peaceful death, oh She said it was so peaceful, so serene like a candle blowing out in the wind. I cared for Mam every day for that two years and eight months, and I managed very well only because this brilliant site AGING CARE.COM gave Me the know how, and the belief in Myself that I CAN DO THIS. I am so grateful, and to all You Caregivers on this wonderful site I give You My sincere gratitude. I will continue to remain on this site in the hope that I can encourage some other Carer. God Bless You all, as You are very special People.