My sisters and I are leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
My mom was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. When we were told and you hear it from a professional, even when you know it's happening believe me It hits you like a brick wall. We cried, worried what the future held for our mom, and most of all she cries because
sometimes she can't remember.
This deliberating disease is heart wrenching. Our dad died of it and now it's slowly
creeping up inside my moms brain. It is different when you know someone with Alzheimer's, but when you are this close to the disease, it's a whole lot different. Especially when you have to learn to adjust and make them the one that it's all about, to make them comfortable and not hurt because they know what is happening. When we were children mom would guide us into becoming the adults we are today. With Alzheimer's you are the one that has to adjust and let them be who they are on any given moment.
Eventually my mom's mind will get stuck in times that have past. However, we are enjoying every moment with her, every memory with her because eventually she may not know who we are, but I think that may be better for her to not know than to know when she can't remember something and the awareness tears her apart.
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