July 2013, at the age of 67 my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. My mother, sister and I had been seeing signs of this possible outcome for a couple years, but didn't want to believe it. There is no history of ALZ in our family.
This page is to honor him and send out hope that one day there might be a cure for this disease.
2021 update: This has been a hard year for my family, once it started getting warmer outside my dad started to wander away from his home of over 45 years. We luckily had a tracking device on him but had to contact the local sheriff’s department to go and retrieve him each time… It just got to be too much for my mom, as his caretaker, she couldn’t keep him safe any longer. We had to make the hard decision to put him into a memory care home. My mom had tremendous guilt, however, we all knew it was the very best decision for all of us. Dad had struggles in the home at the beginning, getting into altercations with a nurse and a few residents, but after a move to another wing he seems to have settled in… Covid hit, and we are not currently allowed to visit. This is all so very hard! I only wish I could make him better!
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