Alzheimer’s is often referred to as the “long good-by” because it’s a disease that slowly invades the brain, interferes with the person’s ability to function normally causing them to become more and more confused, forgetful, agitated, aggressive, angry, and eventually completely dependent on others. It is progressive and fatal. The person afflicted with Alzheimer’s suffers because they know what is happening and they are scared because it is beyond their control. However, their spouse and family members are drastically affected as well. Besides the pain of the reality of what they are facing, there are many important decisions to make and most often everyone does not agree. Specialized consulting and therapy can be extremely beneficial. The entire family is dramatically affected by this disease. It is a very daunting process. No one should have to navigate it alone. Although, there is a huge network of agencies, support groups, and thousands of internet sites with information, many people find the internet search overwhelming. I believe that it is much more appealing and helpful to pick up the phone and speak with an experienced and knowledgeable person.
My Dad had Alzheimer’s which is where I received first-hand experience as a daughter and caretaker and is the reason for my creating a separate category for it on my web page. The Alzheimer’s epidemic is here. The numbers continue to soar and so do the costs. Families are lost and don’t know which way to turn. The primary caretaker and the adult children scramble trying to make the right decisions. It is much easier andmuch more effective to ask for help. Let me guide you.