We all deserve memories of a lifetime.
Although my mom lived a long life, her last few years wasn’t as good because she suffered from this horrible disease. We started noticing her forgetfulness and odd behavior before my dad’s health decline in 2016. Mom knew something was wrong with her brain, but always said we needed to focus on dad, or “we have too many medical bills from dads heart surgery”. Even doctors told us to get mom evaluated, but she wouldn’t follow thru with appointments we made.
Soon after my folks moved into assisted living, mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August of 2017.
Until you have experienced someone living with Alzheimer’s you will never realize what a wicked disease it is. The craziest moments with Alzheimer’s has to be the “sundowning” experiences. The saddest moments were the times mom forgot that dad had passed(5/1/18). The sweetest times were when she would settle down listening to her favorite songs, after having a major meltdown. Oh there was some funny moments, like when she asked my sister and I, if we packed her dancing shoes, when we moved her to Michigan(she had been in a wheel chair for a couple years). And the many times her lack of a filter she’d say the boldest things like, “you need to lose weight!” Luckily mom knew who I was, along with my siblings and her grandchildren-up to the day of her passing 5/2/20.
Oh momma, I miss you so, but I will continue to fight for a cure for Alzheimers in your honor.
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