When a close family member gets Alzheimer’s, we are often swamped by a myriad of conflicting feelings, including guilt, anger, indifference, confusion and sadness. While denial and anger may be a natural reaction to the disease for most of us, the importance of accepting the person your loved one has become cannot be overstated.
This short film below explores some of these complex feelings from the perspective of a young person. (Warning: the video contains profanity at the 0:17 mark).
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.