I Work With People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8 People

    Here's My Story

    Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. I work in a nursing home that has several residents that suffer from this disease. Some have tendencies to get violent, but they don't realize it. If you...
    toxycrose toxycrose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2011

    This World Needs More Love.

    This year I began volunteering at a nursing home. The particular area I'm in is Memory Care with people of various stages of Dementia. At first it seemed intimidating working with people who, on average, we think are out of their minds. I volunteer 5 days a week and have gotten...
    Serenity18 Serenity18
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2010

    And I Learned Form Them

    I had heard about the disease through stuff on television and on the news, but I never thought that I would have to be around someone with it. Boy was I wrong. I had gotten a job with a company that did carpentry work in convalescent hospitals and nursing homes. We made the...
    RedDwarf RedDwarf
    51-55, M
    Nov 21, 2011
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