Friday, May 27, 2011

Alzheimer's Quotes

I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer's is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself - Who are they then?  
~Bob DeMarco



You know, people get frustrated because their loved ones who have Alzheimer's, oh, he doesn't recognize me anymore, how can I recognize this person, if they don't recognize me? They're not the same person.  
Well, they are the same person, but they've got a brain disease. And it's not their fault they've got this disease.
~Ron Reagan

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I am saddened when I hear these words --this is not the person I knew -- because those words objectify the person suffering from Alzheimer's.

When you objectify a person you also dehumanize them.

Once dehumanized the person becomes a villain.
~ Bob DeMarco
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People think it's a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer's. But in my mother's case, it's different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. For the first time in her life, she's happy. 

~Amy Tan 

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My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. 



And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet. 
~Patti Davis 

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Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease. 

~David Hyde Pierce

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Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better. 

~Michael Milken

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