Sunday, August 28, 2011

What is it like for a child to be an Alzheimer’s caregiver?

from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

The earliest I can remember definitely feeling responsible for Great Grams was when I was 6 or 7. Great Grams lived with us, and I felt great love for her. We were friends. Having no brothers or sisters, she was almost a sibling in her relationship with me. As I saw her begin to fail, I spent long hours trying to explain things to her. I think she was less threatened by receiving help from me than from an adult. We were friends.
Read more at the Alzheimer's Reading Room