Jan 30, 2012

What if Her Mother Never Had Alzheimers? What if?

What could have been?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

The thought, What if Dotty never had Alzheimer's?, has never crossed my mind.

However, after watching the Grey's Anatomy video below I did wonder, how many people have thought,

What would life have been like if Alzheimer's had never come into their life?

Of course, there are two or more parts to every story. What would life would have been like for the person living with Alzheimer's? What would life have been like for the Alzheimer's caregiver(s)?

I often think, I wish Dotty was more mobile. So we could do more.

I sometimes get a little sad because I know Dotty is not enjoying what we are doing as much as she "would have".

Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room

One thing for certain, if not, the Alzheimer's Reading Room would never have existed. Not this version anyway.

I can tell you what I did think about after the diagnosis, and as soon as I got my feet on the ground.

I thought, you can't change the past, but you can change the future.

So that is what I set out to do.

As it turns out, the future was very different than anything I could have ever envisioned.

Do you ever think, what if/then what?

If so, tell us about your thoughts in the Add New Comment box below.

Or better yet, write about it and submit an article (use the contact button to send me your article).

Enjoy the video.

Or, go here to watch the video.

More Insight and Advice for Caregivers      

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,261 articles with more than 402,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room