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Woke up feeling under the weather this morning, Think I may have a bit of a cold.  Of to visit Dad today at his care home.  I wonder what wonderful adventures he will take me with him in his imaginative mind.   Did you know he has traveled the world without leaving his armchair.   Dad suffers with alzhiemers unfortunately but he seems to he in a very happy and fun place in his mind right now. Which is nice to see.    

Hope everyone has a good day.

p.s.  I may not get through all of my inbox today, as I am reloading my phone, which will no doubt not go according to plan,  does it ever?  lol

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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
We work with people (at the Red Cross) with Alzheimer's - and although some of them do appear to be totally "lost" for the most part (whilst they are still with some mobility) they do join in the treatment sessions we run... Wishing a good day for you both!!
supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Mel.  Sorry for the late reply.  Yeah there are patients with varying degree of abilities.  Dad is quite bad now but he has had it a long time
nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you will be better soon. 
I know where you are talking about! My father also had alzheimer's and he lived in a wonderful world. He always was in a very good mood and he laughed a lot!
Sometimes we were very sorry but we realized that he was happy in his own world and that was some comfort for us.
Have a nice week-end! :hug:
supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it does help that they are happy in themselves.  I know that often this is not the case.  Dad was very unhappy early on when we had to put sensors on the doors and lock the garden gates to stop him wondering off.  Mam use to get up and walk with him at 2am in the morning to keep him happy.  I think all of this ware her down so quickly.  The sad thing is I think she died of a broken heart, she just could not get over feeling guilty when Dad had to be placed in a home.  It was a case of she could not cope with him at home but could not cope with him being in a care home either.  Very sad indeed.
nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, you are right. It's always a heartbreaking feeling, to watch
your parents changing from a person who was strong
and successful to a little child! But I think as long as you realize,
they live in their world and they are happy, it's still hard to watch
but it makes it a little bit easier to handle the situation.
Nevertheless it's such a heartbraking and sad illness that I think
we all have our problems to handle it. I wish and I hope so strongly
that they find a teatment to help them and us. Take care and all
the best to you! :hug: 
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