One day this fall, after he incorrectly stocked a shipment of pudding in the dairy section, Cindy tried to gently show him where he went wrong. Bruce, usually mild-mannered, dropped everything, stormed out of the store, and started walking home. As his wife chased him down the road, Bruce turned and yelled, “You guys don’t need me anymore".....By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
The first time Bruce Vincent heard the words Alzheimer’s disease were when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She was 43 years old.
“We had a conversation with her, and her thing was, ‘Don’t tell anybody. Don’t tell anybody,’ Bruce Vincent said. “I don’t know why. Maybe she thought that because her grandfather had Alzheimer’s, and he ended up in the mental institution.’’Bruce Vincent, 48 years old, now suffers from early onset Alzheimer's disease, just like his mother and grandfather.
You'll hear from Bruce. You will also hear from Bruce's wonderful wife Cindy, and his wonderful son Brian.
“I guess I’m afraid for my mother more than for myself,’’ Brian Vincent said.
“In the worst-case scenario,’’ he said, “she would have to bury her husband and a child.’’
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Feeling him slipping away
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 2,011 articles with more than 200,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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