What people affected by Alzheimer’s disease want others to learn.
Things People Affected By Alzheimer’s Disease Want You to Learn
- The disease is painful for the patient and painful to watch loved ones go through. It affects so much more than just the patient’s memory.
- Just because a loved one has it, it doesn’t mean you will lose that person altogether. It’s a struggle, but they’re still there.
- It doesn’t only affect the elderly, and it’s not a black-and-white diagnosis. It comes in many forms.
- “Someone still lives inside that person who has Alzheimer’s. Don’t forget they are still there, and don’t think they don’t know or deserve your time.”
- They may not remember who you are or anything about their life, but they are still a person with real feelings and emotions.
- It’s sad when family stop visiting because they feel there is nothing left of their loved one. It’s not true that there’s nothing left inside, we just need to find it.
- Denial is the number one thing that can slow the process of a diagnosis. Don’t deny the signs.
- I want people to know how most of your friends seem to disappear! He notices this and feels so bad for me because it affects my life, too.
- I want people to understand how many different types of dementia there are and that not every case is the same.
- When you lose a loved one to Alzheimer’s you mourn them twice: first when they are no longer the person you once knew and then when they actually pass away.
- Everyone asks the same question, ‘Does your dad still know who you are?’ I’d rather have people know what an amazing man my dad still is.
- At this point there is no cure and very little resources and support for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
- They know something is wrong and experience shame they shouldn’t have to. Treat them with kindness and patience no matter what.