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 Happy 80th Birthday!! 
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Post Happy 80th Birthday!!
My mom turned 80 yesterday and we had a nice party for her on Sunday for family only. In our case family includes 10 children, 20 grandchildren and 20+ great and great great grandchildren! About 35 people were here and she only mis-identified one person (thought her 40something grandson was his 22 year old son, the dad was thrilled! :lol: ). Everyone stayed less than 3 hours, which was perfect, she felt very special but it didn't exhaust her.
I mentioned in another post that her heart is functioning at 35% and we went to her PCP yesterday and found out that at her last US in 2009 her heart function was 65%, so this is a significant loss of function and makes me really sad. As much as I don't want my mom to suffer from the effects of all of her illnesses ( and right now she's doing great cognitively), at heart I'm still her little girl and want to keep her alive forever. :cry:
Ellen

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Ellen 59, caregiver for mom Marion 81,dx LBD Feb 2011


Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:59 am
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Post Re: Happy 80th Birthday!!
Sounds like a wonderful celebration!

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:07 pm
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Post Re: Happy 80th Birthday!!
What a wonderful tribute to your mother & what wonderful memories for you to cherish forever.


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Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:52 pm
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Post Re: Happy 80th Birthday!!
If I had that many relatives I think I'd be hard-pressed to remember who everyone is! Your mom was remarkable if she only got 1 mixed up! Glad you had such a lovely event, and it's hard to imagine that 3 hours and all those people didn't exhaust her. Lynn

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Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.


Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:12 am
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Ellen,
Bless your mom for turning 80 yrs old !

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