I Want to Help People Understand Alzheimers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    Starting Out

    From a young age i've wanted to work with the elderly,now that  i've experienced diffrent areas of care i feel that im able to cope with the challenges i would be dealing with,i'd like some feed back from people who have supported the elderly and the challenges hey have been...
    sineadashley sineadashley
    Aug 23, 2009

    The More You Know

    I have been a nurse aide for over 4 years, and the one thing that surprised me was most of the aides who chose to work in this field knew so little about the disease and had little patients and tolerance as well, in turn I noticed the people who were getting care were more and...
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2009

    Everyone will look the same tomorrow.

    Like they did at every wake before. My brother will jell his hair into a combed door stop; dad will wear black shoes, mom will shower in perfume; they will giggle at shared memories while I remember none but the ones of despair. Today my grandmother shrugged 6 years of...
    youmemeyou youmemeyou
    22-25, F
    Jul 28, 2014

    An Alzheimer's Poem Do not ask me to remember.

    Don't try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you're with me. Kiss my cheek and hold my hand. I'm confused beyond your concept. I am sad and sick and lost. All I know is that I need you to be With me at all cost. Do not lose your patience with me. Do not scold or...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2014
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