Today marks the last of our National Caregivers Month blog series. I hope you’ve learned a lot and taken steps to seek support and help. A huge thanks to all of our amazing caregivers who go above and beyond to support our Alzheimer’s community!
I’m going to leave you today with a few words from Jaimee, an 18-year-old high school senior in Reno, Nevada who helps take care of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease:
When I was 15-years-old, my maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. My maternal grandmother has always been in my life as she took care of me. Growing up, I watched the afternoon soap operas with my grandma. Between these operas would be advertisements on medicine to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The understanding I had of Alzheimer’s disease was a loved one forgetting a name. However, a day in February 2009 changed everything I knew about this disease. Continue reading ““Teenager things” not always possible when a grandparent has Alz” »