First Moments of Alzheimer’s Loss

First Moments of Alzheimer’s Loss

Before The Diagnosis As caregivers, I believe it is important for us to remember our loved ones before the diagnosis because once they are diagnosed, everything changes. A diagnosis brings an abrupt shift to all lives involved with the loved one. New responsibilities...
The Role Reversal: Lost Rings

The Role Reversal: Lost Rings

Do you know how everyone jokes that moms can find all things? Well, when my mom progressed with Alzheimer’s, my new role became finding the things–via telephone, in my apartment, an hour and a half away. Most instances of “inanimate object...
How We Found Out My Mom Had Alzheimer’s

How We Found Out My Mom Had Alzheimer’s

“I think I need to see a doctor,” she said to my dad. “Today, I messed up the active shooter drill; I forgot to lock and secure the door.” The kids that once loved her and embraced her were gone, their replacement, a set of unforgivable teenage monsters,...