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    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2017
     
    I live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - 10 minutes from Ottawa, Ontario Canada - our capital. Moved here 5 years ago to be near our daughter & family. Born, raised & lived in Timmins, Ontario, Canada all my life until this move.
    • CommentAuthorRodstar43
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2017
     
    Hello Nicky from Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
    • CommentAuthorreenie
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2017
     
    Thank you for the link, Charlotte!
    Thank you for your kind words, myrtle*
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    Hi, I am new to this site. My name is Debbie and my husband was officially diagnosed with vascular dementia last year but we started noticing the symptoms several years ago.

    He is 70 years old and I am soon to be 44. I must admit this is by far the hardest thing I have ever done and there are days when I'm not sure I can do it. We live about 60 miles East of Dallas, Texas.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    Welcome easttexas. We all wonder that but try not to dwell on it. We just take one day at a time, one crisis at a time. I am sorry you are going through this at a young age. I was 55 when this started and I felt that was young but many others have to deal with it too.
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    Hi easttexas, Welcome to the site. I was 59 when my husband (who is 19 years my senior) was diagnosed with Alz. I did not think I could do it either, but I did. He died in March, ten years after diagnosis. This website (which I did not find until 2014) was an enormous help, both with practical and moral support. I hope you will get the same benefit.
    • CommentAuthorRodstar43
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2017
     
    Hello easttexas from Hobbs,NM. Two years ago we lived south of Corsicana. So, your almost from our home. Being a caregiver for a dementia person has no age limits. My Wife has AD but my mother had the vascular dementia. neither is easy. But, the spouse angle is much, much harder.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I spent a good part of yesterday just reading past posts that were very informative. I am very glad that I stumbled upon this website while doing more research on vascular dementia. It's nice to have a place to go where people actually understand what it is that you are going through.
    • CommentAuthorLinfield
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2018
     
    North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.
    Father died of cancer/vascular dementia April 2017. (Hard.)
    Husband diagnosed with Alzheimers July 2015. (Devastating.)
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2018
     
    Welcome Linfield. Please introduce yourself when you are ready.
    • CommentAuthorbqd*
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2018
     
    Welcome Linfield from a fellow Canadian.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2018
     
    Welcome Linfield - I'm also from Canada.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2018
     
    Me too just up island from you.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2018
     
    Rona - do you mean up island from me? Where are you located? I'm in Quebec - minutes from our nation's capital.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2018
     
    No sorry Nicky I meant up Island from Linfield On Vancouver Island.