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Hosna’s story: the future

Shaheen describes how her mother is now, and how she feels about the future.
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So now, she gets up in the morning. She’s very happy and smiley. She’s not aggressive like she used to be. Professor Fox said that kind of wears itself out as the disease progresses in the brain. This is when certain changes happen. So now, she has a happy life. She gets up. She’s out with the carer. She’s still integrated in society. They take her to coffee shops. They take her shopping. They keep her safe. They keep her mobile. They keep her stimulated.
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And I think she has a pretty nice life now. I have a really nice relationship now with my mother. She’s turned into this really happy, smiley person, and she’s very friendly. And her aggression has reduced greatly. So I know that one day, my mum might become mute, that she might not to be able to walk anymore, that she may need 24-hour nursing care. It’s just a question of waiting for when this might happen. I also know that oftentimes people don’t die of the disease. It’s normally something else, like pneumonia or some other illness.
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It’s kind of scary to not know exactly what direction things are going to go in. So I just try and take each day at a time really.
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