In the past, I have blogged about my experience with Alzheimer’s disease as it affected my parents. There is a…
You can “see” their eyes light up as they remember things they haven’t thought about in years, such as the pets they had as a child, and songs they used to sing. Most of these memories are still there and haven’t been erased by either dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Suddenly Mom became coherent, saying things like, “Isn’t that beautiful.” and “Aren’t they graceful!” The joy and rapture on my mother’s face was something to behold..
We all deserve to do the things we enjoy in life. Don’t ever lay your plans to someone else’s dream.
It covers the symptoms, progression, legal issues, caregiving, making the house safe, how to approach family, keeping the family informed and suggestions to “break the stigma” that still surrounds the disease.
I came across a very basic and informative booklet for those who have just begun to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
I want to stress is that although my mother is living in an altered universe, she can still connect with certain activities she used to enjoy, and the memory of which has not disappeared.