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08-06-2015, 02:37 AM #16
Octo Mother Superior
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She's doing great. I've taken her out in the wheelchair when the weather's been nice and she loves it and I do too. We go buy ice cream and a scratch ticket and she talks about old times. She called me tonight (on her cell phone) to ask if we're going out tomorrow again. But we're going on Friday.
08-06-2015, 02:40 AM #17
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-06-2015, 02:37 AM)Octo Wrote:  She's doing great. I've taken her out in the wheelchair when the weather's been nice and she loves it and I do too. We go buy ice cream and a scratch ticket and she talks about old times. She called me tonight (on her cell phone) to ask if we're going out tomorrow again. But we're going on Friday.

She seems to desire more company/interaction. My mom is only (only?) 80 years old, but it seems she desires the company of others more at this time in her life, than she ever did before.
08-06-2015, 02:48 AM #18
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah she gets fed up with the people at the elderly home she's at. She has her own apt and all, but I can see it being frustrating waiting for everyone to come visit. So I took it upon myself to take her out and now we visit everyone instead. She loves it! lmao.gif

She said a woman in her 80s at the same care home asked if it's not tiresome for her to get out so much, but Grandma said I'm sitting in the freakin wheelchair, how could that be tiresome. chuckle.gif
08-06-2015, 02:59 AM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Maybe the 80 year old finds life tiresome.
08-06-2015, 04:50 PM #20
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Genetic memory...interesting.





Quote:“I suspect we will not understand the rise in neuropsychiatric disorders or obesity, diabetes and metabolic disruptions generally without taking a multigenerational approach.”

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/scie...s-dna.html
08-06-2015, 06:07 PM #21
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-06-2015, 02:59 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Maybe the 80 year old finds life tiresome.

Yeah that seems to be the case. Grandma isn't nearly as medicated as the other residents either and they even seem proud of the handful of pills they get. damned.gif
08-06-2015, 06:34 PM #22
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(08-06-2015, 06:07 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(08-06-2015, 02:59 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Maybe the 80 year old finds life tiresome.

Yeah that seems to be the case. Grandma isn't nearly as medicated as the other residents either and they even seem proud of the handful of pills they get. damned.gif

My 80 year old mother tells me that more often than not she feels tired of living and is ready to go. I don't understand that way of thinking, but then I am not extremely old and nor do I have to deal with the mental/physical degeneration.
08-06-2015, 06:41 PM #23
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Sounds a bit like my Mom.

She misses Dad something awful, after over 60 years of marriage.

He died some 18 months ago, so...to be expected.

Both born in 1928.



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