(Closed) Grandparent with Alzheimer’s

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 First of all *hugs* I know that’s a very difficult situation.

 What I have seen some brides do (though I think it may be more of a memorial) is put a picture in a charm or locket and attach it to your bouquet to carry with you. I think this is a beautiful way to symbolize someone being with you who isn’t there physically. Just a thought 🙂

Post # 4
3943 posts
Honey bee

@Rannkster: I know what you are  feeling, Ive been there and it’s tough 🙁

You could make a donation to your local Alzheimer Association instead of traditional favors, and maybe attach a note to a packet of Forget Me Not flower seeds, which is the alzheimer flower.

Post # 5
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I like the PPs ideas but I just wanted to say that I’m very sorry to hear about your grandma.  My grandfather had a very long, slow decline through Alzheimers and it was heartbreaking, especially for my mom and grandmother.  I have to make a quick suggestion (NWR) that you (or your family, or anyone dealing with taking care of someone with Alzheimers) read a book called “The 36 Hour Day”.  It’s well-written and incredibly helpful.  All the best to you and your family.

Post # 6
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve also seen the locket idea for people whose brothers/sisters/etc are deployed. A good way to honor someone who is still living but can’t physically be at your wedding.

 When my cousin got married after their ceramony at the church and pictures, they snuck away to the nursing home to take a picture or two with our grandmother. They then had another cousin run to have it printed. Then, they had an empty chair where she would have sat and put the picture there in a frame. Even though she didn’t know who my cousin was, it was nice to see a picture of our grandmother and her on her wedding day.  

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