Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is the saddest and scariest thing I have ever seen.

My Mom has been friends with this couple for fifty years.  FIFTY!

About ten years ago the husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

It was so sad to see him not recognize his wife, children and grandchildren.

They would come to visit and he ALWAYS knew who my Mom was though!

The wife took care of her husband all by herself at home.  She was so strong!

I don’t want to be too negative, but they have three adult children and they were little to no help.  Everyone has choices to make, and they have to live with theirs.

Last year the wife started to show signs of alzheimer’s too.  I think taking care of her husband all those years by herself must’ve taken a heavy toll on her.

One of the adult children tried to help out at home for six months.

Imagine you give life to your children.  You give and give and give.  You subsidize them even in their adulthood.  Down payments on homes.  Gifts of cars, etc.

Then the adult children turn around and after six months put both parents in an alzheimer’s care unit.

I know they will be well taken care of where they are, and that they won’t have to worry about anything.  Most importantly they will be safe.

It’s so sad though.  I don’t understand why they couldn’t live out their days in their home of 50+ years.  Why couldn’t those adult children do more?

One of the adult children lives in Hawaii.  How often does she see her parents?  Once a year.  There is a special place in hell for her.  Yes.  It makes me angry.

Last week my Mom went to visit.

Knew it was going to be very sad for her.

She spent a few hours there with her friends.

The husband knew who she was right away!!!

The wife thought she had been there for ten years.  : (

It’s only been a few months.

But, with no concept of time it may feel like forever.

Can not imagine not recognizing loved ones.

The confusion they must be feeling.

How alone and scared.

There needs to be a cure for this horrible disease please!!!!

** I know the adult children aren’t to blame, and they did the best they could in their circumstances.

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