Monday, September 02, 2013

The Front Row Alzheimer's

Knowing that the day is coming when your loved one -- won't know you-- is the most horrific feeling of them all for an Alzheimer's caregiver.

By +Bob DeMarco 
+Alzheimer's Reading Room

Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?
Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?

I often use the term "living Alzheimer's from the front row". This term describes caregivers that watch Alzheimer's take its course 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Once Alzheimer's disease strikes, Alzheimer's caregivers get to witness the craziness that comes with Alzheimer's day in and day out.

If you think it is disconcerting to see someone suffering from Alzheimer's for a few hours, a few days, or a week, think about what it might be like -- for every hour of every day for years.