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OP here, that thought hasn't even crossed my mind! That's scary! Haha, she's fine now, but we're already considering moving her to an old folks home -- she's in her late 70s -- so that'll be the next move!
By ScenicSubterfuge / Tuesday 16 July 2013 16:01 / United States - Houston
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By  ScenicSubterfuge  |  39

OP here, that thought hasn't even crossed my mind! That's scary! Haha, she's fine now, but we're already considering moving her to an old folks home -- she's in her late 70s -- so that'll be the next move!

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  lennelleong  |  31

1. At least she still remembers how to call the cops. THAT'S a heartwarming accomplishment for someone with Alz. 2. Just imagine if she was part of the pro-gun initiative and took it upon her own hands. 3. Grandma didn't mean to be mean, unlike some thieving, lying senior citizens on Fml.

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OP here, that thought hasn't even crossed my mind! That's scary! Haha, she's fine now, but we're already considering moving her to an old folks home -- she's in her late 70s -- so that'll be the next move!

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  TcheQ  |  12

Or if you actually care about her, to a retirement village where she has a place to herself with privacy. My grandmother hated the idea of having to be cooped up with old people she didn't like.

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  oinkmoosquid  |  5

We put my grandmother in a home when she has Alzheimer's, because she was doing the same kind of things. When we visited her, she tried to climb the fence to get out! So, just remember: the best thing for you may not be the best thing for her.

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  wdthompson1  |  18

I remember very vividly how much my grandmother hated the nursing home. So much so that every time I visited her she would look at me and start crying. She would then plead with me saying please take me home daddy so I can be with you and mommy. it tears my heart to this day. I hope whatever choice you make it best for all of you.

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  MuseFan1991  |  14

my dad's elderly friend suffered with alzheimer's :( what started off as confusion (repeatedly asking my fiance when he served, when he's never been in the forces) quickly escalated into being put into a home by his scumbag daughter who he hadn't seen for years, to being sectioned after he apparently lashed out at his carers. bear in mind they removed his false teeth so he was drooling all over the place, and from what my dad said he'd been left on his own all day and was a shell of the man he used to be. he's now sadly passed away and his evil daughter is swooping in to sue the hospital he was treated in and claim her inheritance. RIP Uncle Laurie xx

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  missamberrose  |  17

We put my great grandfather in a home. When I visited him he would ask when he could come home, he was miserable. Those places are cold and depressing. So I never put my great gran in one. I was her full time caretaker until she passed at 96 years old. She got to live in her own home which she deserved. It took a lot of work but everyone deserves to be happy in their last couple years. I sincerely hope if you move your grandmother to a home she does okay. I volunteered to work at one for a awhile and I could only stand it a week. The patients are always so sad and lonely. It was truly heart breaking. Good luck OP

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  pu_ccca19  |  10

Don't do it! My grandma has it too. They treat them terribly bad. Since they can't remember, the employees hit them, leave them in their peed clothes and don't feed them properly

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  ctina  |  15

I know everyone is saying not to send her to a nursing home, OP. I just want to say sometimes it's the only decision you have left and there are nice ones out there. Not everyone can stay home when they need 24/7 supervision. But maybe look into having a sitter come in when no one can be there and day programs.

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  MlleMC_fml  |  19

I find it really sad that nursing homes treat people like that. I currently work in a nursing home where people are treated really well, and they all seem happy. Obviously it isn't like staying in their own house, but it can actually be great. However, it might be harder for someone who already has Alzheimer...

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  rawr_ily96  |  24

My great grandma has Alzheimer's, and she's happy as can be in her nursing home. Not all of them are bad. In fact, some of the nurses there are close family friends. Though she doesn't remember either my mom or me, she's still happy when my grandma brings us to visit. When we're not there, one of the nurses we know takes care of her. If you put her in a home, make sure there are people there you can trust to take good care of them.

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  lotusenta  |  12

op, off you're thinking of putting her in a home, do lots and lots of research first. some of them can be pretty bad. some of the best people to talk to would be cna's and rn's that work at those places in your area; they'd be able to tell you just from the way the employees are treated whether or not it's a good place. usually, if the employees are treated right, the residents are too. trust me, my mil is a cna, formerly working at nursing homes.

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  Bludmagnus  |  13

I was about to say... while I feel bad for her, and I applaud you for taking care of her for however long, that right there is the moment she needs to be in a nursing home.

By  awkward611  |  26

I'd be so pissed but still...

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  SuperSofie  |  23

Pissed at the unfortunate situation, perhaps, but surely you cannot blame the grandmother?! If OP takes care of her of has even taken her in, I applaud her because the illness is really tough and heartbreaking on all parties involved.

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  1jordan1  |  11

Just because she has a horrible disease does not mean someone can't be upset. I know I would be angry. It gets frustrating and to have to deal with that would anger me lot, whether she has a disease or not.

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