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Other AA programs educated us about the disease stages and how to best communicate with our loved ones as the disease progressed. I remember a program I took which simulated how a person with the disease experienced their loss of function from their senses throughout the disease. They provided examples as to how their senses became distorted which was very eye opening to me.

The AA social gatherings enabled us to interact with each other in person or on Zoom and we created our own friendships and relationships. It’s so important to be part of a community and to feel as if you belong since many friends/families rarely communicate, especially as the disease progresses.

I embraced my journey as a caregiver and will always be present with Jim through each stage. I went deep within and developed my intuition and spirituality. I also had to learn to practice self-care, eat nutritiously, exercise, become mindful and take respite regularly. It’s the only way to survive this journey intact.

The Caregiver Support Groups (CSG) throughout each stage has been instrumental for meeting others in this same situation and feeling embraced by them on our journey. Sharing our experiences and solutions has been extremely beneficial. I am comforted to belong to such a group. There is an unconditional love between us that develops and lasts beyond the Alzheimer’s caregiver’s journey.

Several caregivers in my CSG urged me to contact the Veterans Administration to apply for their services since Jim had been in the navy aboard a submarine in 1954. I filled out the application, studied their materials, submitted the application, and compiled questions for the services we needed. Jim was accepted!

The VA has been very supportive and instrumental in providing an entire team to support Jim including medical guidance, equipment, and supplies.

Throughout the journey, I’ve built my own community by networking and finding resources to teach me what I needed to know. I have grown so much on many levels during this experience transforming in ways I didn’t know I was capable. I am profoundly grateful for the AA and their support! 

“Today is the best moment my loved one will have", because the reality of this disease is that it is progressive and currently there is no cure. Being grateful and in the present moment is what we have, that keeps us all going. Each day is a precious gift!

Please join Team TEEM to help us fight this disease and make our loved ones as comfortable as possible and provide them with a good quality of life.  After all, isn't that what we all want for ourselves and our loved ones?

Please donate and/or walk with us (if you are able) to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the AA. 

Thank you for being the community that supports us in the fight against Alzheimer's!

Jan & Jimmie (J&J)

 

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