Thursday, April 10, 2008

Unpredictable

Having to care for some one diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease gets increasingly difficult as time goes by.

Things become unpredictable, you don't know how the condition will progress, so you live one day at a time and make the most of it.
The truth is you actually lose your loved one long before they die, many of the things you recognize about them slips away.
The most difficult day comes when your loved one no longer recognizes who you are.

Don't become discouraged if they seem afraid of you or treats you like a stranger, its is because they don't recognize who you are any longer and is unsure of your intentions towards them.
Remember it's nothing personal they are acting out of fear and uncertainty.

Dealing with memory loss can become very trying because you will be asked the same questions over and over and they will tell you the same thing over and over.
Try to have patience and be humorous and take everything in stride.

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