Wednesday, November 4, 2015
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer's; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.
I work daily with individuals who each and everyone of them played a role in some ones life. All to often the families struggle to deal with the new disease and step away. Please remember these individuals all still love you, they may not remember who you are but talk to them each of them can tell you stories of the past and some stories you may or may not know listen for a while. I have carried for a lady that can not remember 5 minutes of her present situation but talk to her about her husband , her grand-sons, her daughters, her church and she will tell you all that she remembers. They are still there just playing a different role.
I support all those who are caregivers, suffers, families, and anyone who's life has been touched by Alzheimer's disease.