Not Fade Away

Lynn- Cedarburg, Wisconsin

 

“You don’t know love till you watch someone take care of their dying wife.

I have been helping my dad take care of his wife of 58 years that has been suffering from dementia these past 2 years. His love is so strong that he is determined to take care of his wife till the very end. We all thought he should put her in a nursing home since she can’t walk, talk, or eat but his love says to keep her at home and care for her with the help of all our family members.

If you think it is hard to watch your own mom die, just think of watching your father put his entire life on hold to feed, shower, and potty his own wife. Watching his love for her has made me a better person. I could go on all day about what a wonderful man my dad is but after reading this I am sure you can tell he will take care of his wife till death do us part.”

 

How You Can Make a Change

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through the advancement of research, enhanced care and support for those affected, and a promotion of brain health.

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, realize you are not alone! There is plenty of help available through alz.org and from your local community. There is a 24/7 helpline and plenty of educational articles to help loved ones.

 

Click here to search for community events going on in your area in which you can help the cause!

 

Upcoming events

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

  • Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Click on the photo to find out if a Walk is coming up soon in your area!

The Longest Day -June 21st

  • The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Click on the photo to learn more and to register