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dementia and effects.

it is sad but true you hear the same story of things that happened years ago over and over but nothing about yesterday.

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Full description. it hurts to know they don't recognize you. they don't remember things in the past few days are weeks,  it is  always  yrs  ago. you love them   you support them and  you  do all you can for them   because they don't   remember you and tey don't  realize what a important  role  you play in their life.i went through this with my mother and  now a brother n law.   but he as always been there for my sister and I will be there  for him

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

have your loved ones checked early when the start having difficult remembering don't wait there is a few meds that can help prolong the worst parts of this disease if diagnosed early enough.

Tell us about your work experience:

well I am ex navy and after that I opened some resturants and now I am reired and staying home and had my sister and her husband move in here to help them out

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Hi Darrell,

Thank you for coming to the challenge and sharing your experiences. Everyone here at OpenIDEO appreciates your contribution.