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

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!

Alzheimer’s Will Break Your Heart In Ways You Never Thought Possible

When my mom was a teenager, she over-plucked her eyebrows and they never really grew back. For as long as I can remember, she would draw them on with an eyebrow pencil and they always looked flawless. As her Alzheimer’s progressed, she began to have trouble drawing on her eyebrows. Something she had done every … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Will Break Your Heart In Ways You Never Thought Possible