Jul 1, 2012

Shameful Quote that Perpetuates the Stigma Attached to Alzheimer's

I read this quote in Women and Alzheimer's Disease: The Caregiver's Crisis

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

“As devastating as this is for the patients, eventually they are unaware of the situation. The caregiver never gets that break. They are living with this loss on a daily basis, saying goodbye a little more every day, having to cover for their loved one a little more every day.” — Douglas Scharre, MD, director of the division of cognitive neurology at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and author of Long-term Management of Dementia
I'll start by saying, I never read this man's book.

This is one of the most shameful hurtful quotes I have ever read in regards to a person living with Alzheimer's, and Alzheimer's caregivers.

Comments are welcome below.

Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers
The 36-Hour Day A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room