Aug 16, 2014

Alzheimer's Caregivers Answer the Calling

At the beginning of my travels with Alzheimer's disease, I had to get over the shock when the diagnosis of dementia came. That took what seemed like a minute, but it was over a year.

By Bob DeMarco
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Alzheimer's Caregivers Answer the Calling | Alzheimer's RFeading Room

It is not easy being an Alzheimer's caregiver. You have to evolve and learn new skills.. Pretty much every day. There aren't any shortcuts.

Many of us know the feeling of abandonment that comes with Alzheimer's disease.

Family, friends, sometimes they run away. Or, disappear. This is hard to accept.

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Don't take it personally.

For a large fraction of Alzheimer's caregivers this is a sad, but simple fact of life.

Remember, you are the one that receiving the call, and answering the call. It is your calling. Answer the call and get on with it.

It is time to become the best Alzheimer's caregiver you can be. You'll do this by taking one step at a time. You'll learn as you go and you'll get better at it each day.

After all.

You are the ONE.
I Am an Alzheimer's Caregiver.
I Am not Alone.
I Am the One.
My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, lived with Alzheimer's for a long time.

We lived our life one day at a time.

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