Irene & Buddy Johnson
The Truth About What Happened to Our Grandmother, Irene, in Montgomery County, Iowa
The first and most important truth about our grandmother is that we loved her dearly.
The second truth about our grandmother is that we lost the last three years of her life with her. The final three years of her life were taken away from us. Those years were also taken away from her insofar as she had to live in isolation from her true family/friends and in unnecessary fear.
The third truth about our grandmother is that we tried everything imaginable to put a stop to the isolation and psychological abuse. However, as we have discovered, there is a great deal of ineptness and indifference in the system.
The fourth truth about our grandmother is that every single government agency that we went to failed our grandmother. They failed her by failing to understand and acknowledge the nature of this type of abuse and how it operates. They failed her by not understanding how the mind can be manipulated, especially when one is a dependent adult and is isolated. They failed her by ignoring protocol. They failed her by refusing to examine all of the evidence or even acknowledge the evidence in the first place. They failed her by playing doubting games with us while ignoring and even assisting the real and obvious culprits. They also failed her by behaving bureaucratically and exhibiting indifference.
The fifth truth about our grandmother is actually a truth about our grandfather. Our grandfather was a very honest, hardworking, caring and honorable man, as anyone who knew him will attest. Furthermore, he was an outstanding businessman. His ethics were beyond compare. Just ask anyone who knew him.
The sixth truth about our grandmother is that her daughters were deeply involved in her life and in her care before all of this happened.
The seventh truth about our grandmother is that we had always been close to our maternal grandparents. And they had always been protective of us.
The eighth truth about our grandmother is another truth about our grandfather. He always treated his children equally. He was a very fair man.
The ninth truth about our grandmother is a truth about these kinds of cases. If you experience or suspect anything of this nature, it is very important that you document everything, especially when authorities refuse to do anything to assist. Documentation is absolutely essential in order to substantiate the need for help and intervention. In our case, not only were we already trained to document by matter of expertise, but we were also professionally advised to document what was happening as early as the summer of 2001.
The tenth truth about our grandmother is that this website was initially created so as to counter-act the falsehoods and misconceptions about our grandmother's case and about psychological elder abuse in general. Now this website exists so as to make sure that nobody every forgets what has happened here.
The eleventh truth about our grandmother is that we have much more evidence to add to this website. Only a small fraction of the evidence has been posted thus far. Again, we intend to make sure that nobody ever forgets.
The twelth truth about our grandmother is that the people who were after her money were the people who were responsible for the isolation and psychological manipulation -- NOT the people trying to put a stop to it. The people isolating her were also the people who were inappropriately agitating and upsetting her -- again, NOT the people trying to put a stop to it.
The thirteenth truth about our grandmother is that in her full capacity, she would have never had anything to do with the woman who was isolating her from her family. This should have been obvious to anyone who encountered this woman.
The fourteenth truth about our grandmother is that all of the vindictiveness and negativity in the world will not stop us from exposing the truth of what has happened to her and to our family.
The fifteenth truth about our grandmother is that not all is what it seems in Montgomery County, Iowa.
The sixteenth truth about our grandmother is that there were, indeed, a great deal of lies told by those who were involved in this scam. However, there is also a great deal of substantial evidence in refutation of those lies. There is a reason that this website is called the TRUTH about grandma.
links on elder abuse & the stockholm syndrome:
2002 documents - update coming soon