"I don’t tell some of the horror stories I, and so many others, endure for pity. I tell them to bring awareness, in the hope that someday, someone will be able to piece this thing together and find a cure or at least some way of easing the things we as patients have to deal with daily, with no end in sight."
Letter from a Mother to Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. (read the rest here, it's a tearjerker!)
6 things no one told us about being a caregiver. An honest look at the challenges of caring for an elderly parent....and, with the benefit of hindsight, what things couldve been done differently to make the process a little easier. #alzheimers #tgen #mindcrowd www.mindcrowd.org
7) Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to ﬁnd them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. What's typical? Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.