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jmatthan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 02:58 PM
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16. Thank you for sharing this
I understand the trauma you have been through. May your mother now rest in peace. I hope that you can start to relax your own life a little knowing you did all in your power to see her life was happy when she was in your care.

My wife is the caregiver for her 85 year old mother who has dementia. (We have both taken early retirement at reduced pension, but we are comfortably off.)

It is a full time responsibility, but luckily in Finland they give my mother-in-law 10 days in an Old People's Home so that my wife and I can get some rest.

Mother-in-law is happy at home and because of home care, the dementia has not deteriorated over the last 5 years and we have been able to take her off ALL medication. All she has are vitamins and supplements.

The problem in the Old People's Home is that they have to get things done, so the timings are strict. Whereas, at home mother-in-law can get up when she wants, eat when she wants, sleep when she wants - so she is happy at all times.

Our prayers are with you at this time.

Jacob Matthan
Oulu, Finland
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