Originally Posted by mjoy79
Rant: Altzheimer's disease/dementia is probably one of the cruelest diseases known to man. My grandmother is suffereing from this and its the most painful thing to watch this happening. And I know its only going to get worse :(
I am so sorry about your grandmother. I sat with a neighbor for 4-5 hours a week about 5 years ago, so her husband could run errands or play golf. It's heartbreaking. That was back when she was still able to carry on a decent conversation. She told me she didn't want to end up just sitting in a chair and staring into space and that she'd rather be dead. She's now in a nursing home, in a wheelchair and has to wear a diaper because she's lost control of her bodily functions. I never knew her before she got sick but she had a wonderful sense of humor and was probably a barrel of fun in her younger days.