Brooke Shields expresses concern for ...

Brooke Shields expresses concern for ailing mother's safety

There are 28 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 22, 2009, titled Brooke Shields expresses concern for ailing mother's safety. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Following a May 15 report on People.com revealing that the mother of Brooke Shields was inexplicably checked out of a dementia facility by reporters allegedly seeking a tabloid story, the actress has now gone public with the news that she initially checked her mother into the facility "for her safety." Shields' statement to People, released ...

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Lalala08

Pleasanton, CA

#1 May 22, 2009
Who cares?
Chris

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 May 22, 2009
What is the real story here is how the heck did reporters check the mother out of that facility? Where is the administrator? Check out should only be allowed for those family members who have been previously authorized. This is probably not your typical mixed private/Medicaid facility - Shields should be livid and go after the reportes and the facility.
snoozie

Des Plaines, IL

#3 May 22, 2009
Lalala08 wrote:
Who cares?
then don't bother posting -- ding dong
Jo-El

Orlando, FL

#4 May 22, 2009
Famous people have it very hard, trying to deal with a very sad situation and then having to deal with the disgusting press too. Hope everything goes okay for her and for everyone else out there that takes care of loving family members that have dementia.
celia mcculty

Denver, CO

#5 May 22, 2009
Lalala08 wrote:
Who cares?
You will if you love your Mother and she ever suffers and dies from dementia and Alzheimer's. It is the most cruel disease on this earth and my Mother lived from beginning to end for 12 years. I hope I never have to put my children through it.
Goldenrod

Live Oak, FL

#6 May 22, 2009
If this woman was checked out by unauthorized persons (reporters) she has been kidnapped. The article does not mention whether or not she has been found or how it is known that reporters checked her out. I do hope she has been found and is now in a safe environment.
booksdates

United States

#7 May 22, 2009
Teri was a stage mother from hell and Brooke is still dealing with that I'm sure. This has nothing to do with Brooke's "career" or what's left of it, so I don't see why these geek reporters are following the mother around. Oh that's right- If it bleeds it leads and her parking her car wouldn't be that interesting to the shallow lifed public that would care. IMHO
True

Cary, IL

#8 May 22, 2009
Goldenrod wrote:
If this woman was checked out by unauthorized persons (reporters) she has been kidnapped. The article does not mention whether or not she has been found or how it is known that reporters checked her out. I do hope she has been found and is now in a safe environment.
True, the article glossed over that part of the lead-in.

Dealing with a parent with dementia is very stressing. The worry is with you constantly, even in your dreams.
LAB

United States

#9 May 22, 2009
My heart is with Brooke Shields and her family. Dealing with a family member with dementia is stressful. My hope is that Ms. Shields has the legal paperwork in place to deal with her mother's affairs and that she has contacted her legal counsel in respect of her mother's removal. Because she is in the care and control of a nursing facility, the facility has a duty to protect her and to release her only upon proper authorization. I suspect that the legal authority that Brooke Shields has in respect of her mother has been violated by the facility. Perhaps a new facility needs to be found. Many of these facilities cannot even be trusted to do a patient's laundry and return it properly. How can one expect that the patients will be properly supervised?
none

Enfield, NH

#10 May 22, 2009
for the person who said who cares watch out.karma will come back and bite you.what goes around comes around. dementia/alzheimers is very stressful. i know cause im dealing with it right now. my motherinlaw has it. her last doc appt.was last month and now i have just 3-6 months with her. im makeing it very comfy for her. my huggy has not worked in 2 yrs just to take care of his mother. it is in her will not to be in a home shes a dnr no feeding tubes.so basicly im watching her die now very hard right now.i have no one to talk to other then hubby. and read read these coments people put on the computer, i had to write in this one cause dementia /alzheimers is a disease and its theres. they have good days and bad. they are mean to you and nice. they piss the bed or there clothes , you have to feed them give them drinks and there meds. and give them showers and take them to the bathroom and wipe there butts and there front. trust me i never in my whole 20 yrs knowing this wonderful lady i would end up helping my hubby with her. would i do it all over again, yes i would.all i can say there is now known cure for this.it is what it is. and just hope one day they can find one,my regards to the shields family i know what she will be going thru. it is not easy.
Jacoma

Springfield, IL

#11 May 22, 2009
Why should Brooke move her mother from the home she is familiar with? Get an in-house caregiver to attend to her needs.
Alex

United States

#12 May 22, 2009
Goldenrod wrote:
If this woman was checked out by unauthorized persons (reporters) she has been kidnapped. The article does not mention whether or not she has been found or how it is known that reporters checked her out. I do hope she has been found and is now in a safe environment.
According to this website http://www.bettyconfidential.com/ar/ld/a/Broo... The reporter was a longtime friend of Brooke's mother so thats most likely how the reporter was able to check her out of the facility
THIS IS NOT BREAKING NEWS

Orlando, FL

#13 May 22, 2009
Ok just having to have to go through putting my grandparents into nursing homes before they passed away. I understand her feelings. I applaud this lady for realizing that she need help to watch her mom by professionals. Dementia is one of the scarest things to have happen to a person and for a family.

BUT as for the Nursing home HOW IN THE HECK and a few other choices words. DO YOU LET SOME ONE CHECK SOMEONE OUT THAT IS NOT ON THE APPROVED LIST.

For me I would be taking a baseball to the idoit that allowed that
Get A Clue

Wilmington, DE

#14 May 22, 2009
Brooke Shields is rich. If she cared about her mother she would either take care of her in her home or pay what it costs to put her in a safe home.
STFU you rich whiner. Get up off your purse.
Anything for Publicity

Anaheim, CA

#15 May 22, 2009
Get A Clue wrote:
Brooke Shields is rich. If she cared about her mother she would either take care of her in her home or pay what it costs to put her in a safe home.
STFU you rich whiner. Get up off your purse.
I feel sorry for Brook's mother but wonder if she truly suffers from dementia. Some simple medical problems can be overlooked and cause similar symptoms and with proper treatment, the person is as good as new.

Brook Shiels annoys me. Her career is long over and it seems she'll grab at anything to keep her name in the news. She and her mother had a huge rift and I thought she was the only child. After this story broke, I think I read there is another sibling and this reporter was a very good friend of her mother's for many years.

I hate to say I think Brook is making a big to do over nothing and is using this for her own narcissistic needs. I also wonder how concerned she is for her mother if the mother is placed in a facility so far away. Is that where she lived prior to being institutionalized? Does Brook and other family members visit often? If not, shame on them!

If true that the reporter is a good friend, then hopefully her mother enjoyed her outing and the friend will be able to take her out again.

Anyone with a loved one in a nursing home or similar facility needs to visit as often as possible and at unexpected times. These places, no matter how good their reputation, need constant monitoring as they are notorious for abusing patients and imo none of them are desirable. At least if friends and family show up, it keeps the staff on their toes.
lator gator

Kissimmee, FL

#16 May 23, 2009
I cannot believe the nursing home let these idiots take her mother out. I would be absolutely livid. Dealing with Alzheimers or dementia is terrible. You have to watch them every second. They want to drive, just leave the house or cook, and they will argue with you till they are blue in the face. Very tough to deal with.
Jo Ann

Eddyville, KY

#17 May 23, 2009
My heart goes out to Brooke, that is such a horrific disease to loose who you are bit by bit. And to have to sit back and watch this is so heart breaking. The media needs to leave those people be....Tell you what karma will come back on you if you don't. Really do not think anyone would appreciate the intrusions in thier life if this was thier family member. LEAVE THOSE PEOPLE ALONE....
Get A Clue

Wilmington, DE

#18 May 23, 2009
Jo Ann,
You are obviously well into dementia. Step away from the keyboard and ask your adult children for medical help.

Or else you're just stupid, and there's no cure for that.
An Observer

Pittston, PA

#19 May 23, 2009
Get A Clue wrote:
Jo Ann,
You are obviously well into dementia. Step away from the keyboard and ask your adult children for medical help.
Or else you're just stupid, and there's no cure for that.
Get A Clue needs to take the advice of his screen name. Your comment to JoAnn makes absolutely no sense and is just plain mean. By the way you conduct yourself online, I'm guessing you have no friends. Try being nice for once, people might like you. Actually, most people who come online and rip people apart are afraid to do so in public, so they feel like tough-guys when they can hide behind their computer. I won't be back to argue with you because you have no common sense and you can't argue with someone who is so small-minded, also I have a life and other things to do today.
Barbara

AOL

#20 May 23, 2009
I just have one question. What is Brooke Shields mother doing in a 'nursing' home in the first place? If I were wealthy with a 'Hollywood' mansion my mother would not, for one second, have seen the inside of a 'nursing' home. Even the most wonderful of those places are still institutions. They are, at best, marginally pleasant places where one can go to face their ultimate demise! I would have kept my mother with me had I had the resources Ms. Shields has at her disposal!

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