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Alzheimer and Families

Aug 17, 2007
Alzheimer is a disease that affects the elder's in the world. It is a slow developing disease that can last for years and it has serious effect on the elder's memory. They can start to loose their memory of what has happened in the past and not even remember who you are from one day to the next.

But there are times that it would also trigger some detailed memories of the past that they have not thought of in a long time. One of the bad side effects of Alzheimer disease is when they become confused and disorientated in where they are and what they are doing.

This is a scary disease that not many young men and woman think of when they are planning what they are going to do in the future to help take care of their parents. Actually you would think it is a disturbing thought that your parents may not remember who you are one day that you go to visit them.

Some people would say that it is a burden on their family when it comes down to helping them out when Alzheimer's set in o their parents. Really there is no to prepare for what may happen in the future because no one can predict what may happen to their parents.

You know it would be hard to see your parents like that but the worse thing you could do is completely push them out of your life and that includes everything that is going on with their health. They need to have family around them every chance they get because it seems like when the family does not go to visit and spend time with them their health will just go down the hill and you would end up loosing them faster than what you want or are ready for.

Then just think of how you would feel if you didn't get to be there when they needed you most like they were with you when you were growing up. All in all you should not turn back on your parents no matter how sick or how well they are because they will need your support like they give you support when you were younger.
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