Surviving Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Alzheimer’s

When I was growing up, we always celebrated Mother’s Day by going out to brunch or having a cookout at our house. I loved buying my mom flowers and finding her the perfect gift to show my love and appreciation. That all changed once my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As the disease progressed, I … Continue reading Surviving Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Alzheimer’s

I’m Grateful I Chose to Change My Perspective On My Mom’s Alzheimer’s

A few years into my mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, she and I were alone at her house one morning. I told her that I was going upstairs to do a few things and to call me if she needed me. After just a few minutes, I heard her calling out for me from her chair in … Continue reading I’m Grateful I Chose to Change My Perspective On My Mom’s Alzheimer’s

Signs From My Mom Remind Me That All of My Memories Bring Her Back to Me

Sitting there in the waiting room last week while my dad had his heart procedure, it struck me how everyone was there for someone they love, someone they care for. The hospital referred to each of us as a “support person” and there we all sat, supporting and caring for someone we love, while anxiously … Continue reading Signs From My Mom Remind Me That All of My Memories Bring Her Back to Me

Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone

Last week, my dad had a heart procedure done at the hospital. I anxiously waited for hours in the waiting room, the way you do when your only surviving parent is having a heart procedure done. Finally, my dad’s doctor came into the waiting room to tell me that everything went smoothly and my dad … Continue reading Caring for My Dad Triggers My Grief, But Reminds Me That I’m Not Alone

Tell the FDA to Quickly Approve Promising New Treatments for Alzheimer’s!

As you probably already know, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only top 10 disease without an approved treatment or a cure. Alzheimer’s has not seen a new therapeutic drug approved in nearly two decades. The FDA has the opportunity to swiftly approve promising new … Continue reading Tell the FDA to Quickly Approve Promising New Treatments for Alzheimer’s!