"I was 55 last summer when my husband died from early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 58. Our ages set us apart from most couple's dealing with an Alzheimer's diagnosis and it continues to make me feel like I don't fit in…"
"Leeky, I'm so sorry for your loss.
You and your husband have been through a lot. My husband of 25 1/2 years passed just over 9 months ago after suffering from early onset Alzheimer's for about 5 years. Comfort for me comes from knowing…"
"I am so very sorry about your sister's diagnosis. Alzheimer's is horrific. Rick progressed so fast that he skipped through the worst parts of it and for that. I'm grateful that his journey is over.
"Thank you so much! Only those of us who have lost our partners can understand this level of grief. We've lost the person, the relationship and the hopes and dreams for the future.
I made the choice, about 3 months ago that I do want…"
"I do think a long illness helps in a few ways. We get the chance to get everything in order, to say what we want to, sometimes even if they don't understand. I have no guilt and very little regrets. Watching our loves suffer…"
Did your DH pass from a long illness? My husband had early onset Alheimer's and I feel that illness has played a big part in my grief journey. I had to accept the reality of his diagnosis and his death long before…"
"I'm new to this group but I've been helping others for a couple of years who like me have (or had) a spouse with Early Onset Alzheimer's and I've shared some of my experiences so far in this widowed journey and they have…"
About a week after Rick passed, my daughter called me to tell me that she had an extremely vivid dream of Rick walking through a doorway with a huge smile on his face, laughing and he was so happy. He picked her up and…"
"Hi Sherry, I'm wearing my husband's ring on a chain around my neck.
My grief counselor asked me a month ago if I had thoughts or plans about removing my rings. I told him that I felt for me... removing the wedding band, will be the…"
"Riley, I'm new to Widowed Village and I don't want my current life either. Rick died in July from Early Onset Alzheimer's. The disease was horrific for the both of us so life has been pretty rough for the last 5 years. I miss…"
"Hi, I’m Mary,
My husband Rick died 9 months ago after struggling with Early Onset Alzheimer’s for at least 5 years. Rick’s father was diagnosed with EAOD in 1993, 3 years after we were married and the year that our son was…"