Alzheimer’s Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Breathless. Sweaty. My feet hitting the pavement as the miles tick by. One mile, two miles, three, and then four. I keep going. My hips hurt. My legs hurt. My everything hurts. I resist the urge to look down at my watch. “How many miles do I have left? How fast am I going? I … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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Ending the Stigma of Alzheimer’s and Mental Illness

When my mom first started exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s disease, I was often embarrassed and ashamed of her behavior. She would say or do things that seemed bizarre to other people. Even though in the back of my mind I knew there had to be something wrong with her, I was still embarrassed by many … Continue reading Ending the Stigma of Alzheimer’s and Mental Illness

“Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s”

From the AlzAuthors Blog: Meet Lauren Dykovitz, author of "Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer's" By: Lauren Dykovitz When I was just 25 years old, my whole world was turned upside down. My mom, who was 62 at the time, was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. I remember … Continue reading “Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s”