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My father, Patrick Johnston, passed away at the age of 79 on December 20, 2011. He began to show signs of dementia in 2007. As he moved into the middle and latter stages of Alzheimer's disease, he would wander, have hallucinations and was unable to dress himself and perform toileting duties.

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My name is Bakhus S. Six months ago I placed my Mother in a retirement home. With Alzheimer's, I had been taking care of her for the past 7 yrs, she has been with me all my 52 yrs. When John and Michele Law (The Laws) had asked me to write a song about this from a caregivers view, I couldn't do it, 2 yrs ago when they had asked me. After placing my mom at the full care home the song that they asked me to write poured out of me.

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FEELINGS OF MY MOM

This week I had committed to volunteering at a nursing home that was filled on one floor with dementia patients. I questioned myself why I was doing this, and thought of cancelling. My thoughts of course were about my mom who suffers with Alzheimer's disease . I did not truly understand why I would place myself in such an atmosphere, that would only bring up my feelings about my own mother. Yet I felt that since I made the commitment I needed to live up to it and at least go this one time.

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