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I read a story over nosleep. It's about a demented woman being reminded about her time with her lover back in 1918. Again and again she is reminded of him. She has a fully grown adult daughter.



“Did you go somewhere frightening again, Grandma Edith?”
“I did, darling. I did.” The voice cracks with age, but I know it is mine. “Do I go there often?”...I am old, and my mind is going, and the only place it ever seems to go is back to that hell in 1918. I don’t want to go there, but I do. And it is just as horrible as it was the first time and every time that I have relived it since then.... But deep down in my heart I now know this, too: that I will not have to be afraid for long. Because Susannah will take my hands and bring me back, and for a time I will be safe and I’ll be warm. For a time, I will be home


Well then if it wasn't heartbreaking I don't know what is...
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Thank you so much for sharing this, TheLonelyChemist! I agree it's heartbreaking I'm so sorry for that woman. I hope she will be able to find some peace. Sending many hugs to her and to everyone
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It's a fictional story. However; we cannot let any more living person suffer from something as horrible as dementia.
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Thanks for sharing that TLC. It's message was put forward in quite a touching way, yes. I only read non fiction but it does remind that stories can carry a lot of human truths and wisdom.

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I am really wishing/hoping that science makes some breakthroughs in the next decade and that people can avoid the struggle of dementia, or any mental illness. Me included. Many hugs to everyone.
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Thanks for sharing that TLC. It's message was put forward in quite a touching way, yes. I only read non fiction but it does remind that stories can carry a lot of human truths and wisdom.

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That's good that you read only non-fiction. I have a fiction addiction. So much that I've been told to remain 'objective' (in the scientific sense, without it no real progress will be made) Anyway, thanks for your input.
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I am really wishing/hoping that science makes some breakthroughs in the next decade and that people can avoid the struggle of dementia, or any mental illness. Me included. Many hugs to everyone.
It will! Don't worry. I may or may not be able to help, but eventually science will be the practical solution to every problem. We just need great scientists and those who follow the scientific method. It's still a long way to go. But don't worry, it will happen. Some within the community think like me too.
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It will! Don't worry. I may or may not be able to help, but eventually science will be the practical solution to every problem. We just need great scientists and those who follow the scientific method. It's still a long way to go. But don't worry, it will happen. Some within the community think like me too.


Thank you guys didn’t mean to simplify our conditions. And not saying that there will be an easy fix. I have you guys support and that has helped me the most. When I was at my home country Venezuela (my dad had cancer stage 4 and went back for a year), I attended a Bipolar seminar, ironically not for me , but for my sister who suffers from schizophrenia, and I heard many patients talking to the doctor about the medicines they take lithium, rivotril, and many others. I felt like a tourist, but the doctor saw me and came up to me and he said “there are some people that just see everything dark” and took me by surprise because she could read me and I felt wow he could tell I am depressed. After that he explained that we need to focus on healthy habits to help us heal; walking, eating healthy food, do creative activities etc. Then I thought about all that and seemed great, but when I came back to planet Japan again all the stress, the closed society, living every day knowing I can’t see my kids, the. My dad dying, and the country in chaos I became suicidal. But the only thing helped me a bit was work, and in the line of work I do I get to know more about technologies in the healthcare sector and I am aware there are efforts to help mental illness, will I ever get to see any breakthroughs I don’t know, but I hope for it, for my sister , for my self and any body really dealing with any horribles disease. Too long and I am sorry is Sunday night in Tokyo and tomorrow have to go back to the working machinery keeping my face happy. Anyways hugs to all
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Thank you guys didn’t mean to simplify our conditions. And not saying that there will be an easy fix. I have you guys support and that has helped me the most. When I was at my home country Venezuela (my dad had cancer stage 4 and went back for a year), I attended a Bipolar seminar, ironically not for me , but for my sister who suffers from schizophrenia, and I heard many patients talking to the doctor about the medicines they take lithium, rivotril, and many others. I felt like a tourist, but the doctor saw me and came up to me and he said “there are some people that just see everything dark” and took me by surprise because she could read me and I felt wow he could tell I am depressed. After that he explained that we need to focus on healthy habits to help us heal; walking, eating healthy food, do creative activities etc. Then I thought about all that and seemed great, but when I came back to planet Japan again all the stress, the closed society, living every day knowing I can’t see my kids, the. My dad dying, and the country in chaos I became suicidal. But the only thing helped me a bit was work, and in the line of work I do I get to know more about technologies in the healthcare sector and I am aware there are efforts to help mental illness, will I ever get to see any breakthroughs I don’t know, but I hope for it, for my sister , for my self and any body really dealing with any horribles disease. Too long and I am sorry is Sunday night in Tokyo and tomorrow have to go back to the working machinery keeping my face happy. Anyways hugs to all
Thanks to your beautiful thinking, I got a sense of slight euphoria after reading your story... I've made a thread about living life the scientific (the 'best') way. Please read it here, if it helps you.
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Thanks for sharing that TLC. It's message was put forward in quite a touching way, yes. I only read non fiction but it does remind that stories can carry a lot of human truths and wisdom.

Appreciated, thanks.
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