How to Accept Alzheimer’s and Operate in Alzheimer’s World

The Alzheimer’s patient starts to feel different. They feel your acceptance. Instead of thinking you are the enemy, they start to feel that you are the protector. Their security blanket.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room

When a person has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia they are often difficult to deal with. The behaviors they express are often difficult to accept.

As caregivers we just don’t understand them very well.

It can be hard to deal with a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It is hard to understand that a person can’t remember.

  • Harder to accept that when they can’t remember, they will do things that are completely foreign to our personal frame of reference.

Each of us has emotions and feelings. Alzheimer’s has a way of bringing out the worst of these feelings and emotions in us.

The challenge — learning to deal with a…

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