As children, our mothers often provide the foundation for us to learn how to nurture and care for others. As adults, this sometimes comes full circle when we’re faced with looking after a sick or aging parent. That’s the circumstance two adult children face as they tend to their 92-year-old mother, Lulu Lancaster, who struggles with her short-term memory.
As the primary caregivers for their mom, siblings Jeff and Patti have learned to live in the moment with their mother. Watch their touching story of love and commitment in the video below.
An Alzheimers diagnosis is heartbreaking and deeply frightening, hitting us with the realization that our minds are going to be affected and the inevitable outcome is death – because Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately deadly. Adding to the frustration is the fact that we don’t understand it and cannot cure it. There is only one solution: research. Each new breakthrough with this disease brings us closer to prevention, treatment, and with patience and perseverance, a cure. Learn how you can help us accomplish this goal! Click here to help.
It’s important for caretakers to care for themselves, too. Check out these 30 tips for doing so.
The Alzheimer's Site is a place where people can come together to support those whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's disease. In addition to sharing stories of hope and love, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the purple button to help provide care for those living with Alzheimer's disease and research for a brighter future. Visit The Alzheimer's Site and click today - it's free!