My Mom had Alzheimer’s disease starting in her late 70’s and progressively worsened until she passed away at 95. As a family we didn’t recognize the disease until it was obvious that something was wrong. This is how many realize that a parent or loved one has the disease. Through the years we discovered what we could and couldn’t do to help Mom and ourselves to work through the disease.
Given that November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, I wanted to provide you with an understanding of what it is and how to love someone through the journey. This is not an attempt to give you detailed information on all aspects of the disease, for that I would recommend the Alzheimer’s Association as the authority. I hope this provides a short introduction.
I’ve broken this up into several sections to be posted over the next several weeks.[Read more…] about Alzheimer’s: History, Celebrities, Caregiving