Dec 16, 2018

Alzheimer's - They Love Us More

It is not unusual for an Alzheimer's caregiver to wonder if the person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia still loves them. Do they?

The simple actions that person living with dementia perform each day can lead us to only one conclusion.

"They love us more because we are their connection to the world"

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

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Many Alzheimer's and dementia patients shadow their caregiver. This means they follow us around, or call out our name when when they can't see us.

You can learn more about this phenomena and the articles I wrote on this topic on the following topics page -

Alzheimer's patients often become angry when we leave them alone for any period of time. They asked for us repeatedly and want to know when we are coming back. They miss us fiercely.

  • They miss us because we are their connection to the world
  • They miss us because they rely on us to protect them against any and all demons real or imagined.

Have you ever given any real thought to this phenomena? You should.

What does it mean?

They Love Us More

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Publisher Alzheimer's Reading Room
Author Bob DeMarco
Originally published June, 2014
Title: "Alzheimer's - They Love Us More"