I lost both my parents to dementia,how have you coped with such a loss?

May 1, 2007 2:56pm CST
Back in 1997 my parents passed away a day apart of one another from dementia which to this day I still have questions on how odd it seemed. Most people that ask me about my loss of both parents ask the same question, was it a car crash?, plane?, train?, etc...I felt compelled at the time for answers but was hesitant. Now I just feel very lonely without their company, I was extremely close to my mother and could have the greatest and openly discussions. All is lost now except for the wonderful memories.
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
19 Sep 07
My grandfather has it right now, and it's really hard watching him suffer from this. My neighbor is also suffering from it, and I feel so bad for her because she used to be a really nice lady, and now she feels like people are chasing her and she needs to run away to save her life and it's really scary.
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
1 May 07
Dementia is a horrible disease that robs a person of their dignity. My mother-in-law suffered from dementia for years and she finally passed away after years of suffering. In the end, it was a blessing as she no longer could communicate or recognize anyone. I only hope that one day there will be a viable cure for this horrible disease. I know you still mourn their loss, but at least you have wonderful memories for your lifetime.