Not Exactly a Walk in the Park: A Peek into Life with Alzheimer’sElizabeth Nelson
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Alzheimer’s? Maybe you’d like to be able to see the world through the eyes of someone you know who has Alzheimer’s to help you better understand and care for them. Or maybe you’re just passionately curious about the many unique perspectives this world has to offer, one of which is the viewpoint of a person with severe memory problems.
In the video below, you can step into the shoes of a woman with Alzheimer’s and go for a little walk.
One shocking thing we learned in the video is that the woman’s memory seems to fade and return (or vice versa) within seconds. One moment she is lucid and independent and decides to head home on her own by way of a short cut. The next moment, she turns the corner and is completely lost and terrified. Her physical reaction to the sudden memory loss is eye-opening.
Her comment at 2:20 is what really got us thinking about what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s.
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