Overwhelmed and Out Numbered

I'm new to the group, just joined today. I live with my parents who are both over 80, my Mom has Dementia. Her mom and grandmother both died in nursing homes in lockdown units from Dementia. Both women were over 90. I've been caring for my Mother for over 10 years now. My Dad is in excellent health for a 80 year old man but he is suffering from old age mentally. Nothing too unexpected - you know - memory loss, slowing down, etc - but he checks out especially when Mom gets sick or has a really bad day. My brothers live out of state, both married and financially better off than me.

My Son and Me

Really hard to talk about sometimes. There's so many conflicting emotions. First, I had no idea what a TBI was or meant. It almost feels like life in prison. We are both in a solitary confinement of our own. I am 62 years old and my son is 34 years old. He was hit by a taxicab on August 6, 2005. His TBI affected his memory, and suffers both short term and long term memory loss. So, it's left up to me to remember. And at my age and later, scares the heck out of me. Who will care for him? Who will remember for him? I am sad, mad, and ao much more.

Emma's Amazing Cancer Survival

In the Summer of 1979, after giving birth to her third child, Emma Whatley had complications in surgery at Warner Brown Hospital in El Dorado, Arkansas 71730.  Physicians at this hospital had the opinion that there was no hope for Emma’s survival.  It was then that a family friend, Myrtle Pace, advised Emma’s husband Willie Whatley that if she continued in the Warner Brown Hospital that she would not survive.  Willie Whatley then contacted family friend, Floyd Davis, to go with him to take take Emma down to St.

Joshua Irick

in April josh had his third heart attack and was sent to a large hospital in Atlanta where we spent 82 days. the first seven weeks were scary he spent them in a medical coma,on life support. they neglected him so bad that he has stage 4 pressure sores on his bottom as well as his ankles. when they run or unhooked the life support,they messed something up and cost him,to be paralyzed form the waist down with a 99% chance it will be permit due to the sores on the right leg,they may have to remove it from the knee down.Josh is type one diabetic,he is in chestive heart failure still.

Caregiver Action Network Announces Alliance with Sunovion to Raise Awareness of COPD and to Support COPD Patients and Caregivers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation's leading family caregiver organization, announced today an alliance with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) to help raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), highlight the burden of the disease and support patients and their caregivers.