Jan 10, 2019

10 Great Inspirational 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

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Alzheimer's Quotes from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Quotes from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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

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 


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 


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


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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Originally published in the Alzheimer's Reading Room