Monthly Archives: March 2015

Living With Alzheimer’s, Finding Help

Finding Help And Overcoming Fear

 A few days ago, a woman I was acquainted with years ago knocked on my door. She said she had read a piece in the newspaper I wrote about the tremendous help the Adult Care Society program has been for me and my husband, who has Alzheimer’s Disease. The woman, who I’ll call Jane, said she was having some problems with memory and other things, but she didn’t know how or where to get help. We talked, and she told me her symptoms. She said she had not been able to tell anyone because she was embarrassed, and afraid, and no one understood.

Jane’s story is not unique. Nor is her fear. It isn’t easy to tell anyone you are afraid you might have dementia. But the symptoms cannot be treated if they are hidden, and they cannot stay hidden. Continue reading