Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps

Don't you love it when you are about to give up on love and then you see something that makes you believe again?

My great grandparents are in their mid-80's and they have been married for over 60 years. My great grandma has dementia...he's in the last stages and is dying and my great grandma has been taking care of him. He's been up all night and day, cussing, throwing things, hiding stuff, peeing all over the house, won't eat and getting out of the house and running away and she has taken care of him every step of the way. It's beautiful. She has the money to put him in a retirement home or get a nurse but she'd rather take care of him herself. She's exhausted but she loves him. It gives me hope!

Answer Question

Asked by collegexmamix28 at 4:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Relationships

Level 12 (663 Credits)
Answers (6)
  • great grandpa* as dementia

    Comment by collegexmamix28 (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • That's beautiful, I can only hope to find a love that deep someday!

    Answer by jillisue808 at 4:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • While that is lovely, I hope someone can convince her to take care of herself too. My dad is 82, has dementia, had a stroke, mom is home with him all day...but he's been going to adult daycare 3 days a week, leaves about 9:30 am, gets home around 4:30, so it gives her a break. God Bless your great grandparents!!!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • That is inspiring! I really wish I had a bump left for you. :-)

    Answer by renea20 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • yep!

    Answer by 3xangel at 9:35 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • That's wonderful. It's never happened to me though of course!

    Answer by rio_burb at 10:38 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.