“Alzheimer's caregivers ride the world's biggest, fastest, scariest, emotional roller coaster every day” (DeMarco, Bob). According to David L. Carroll When Your Loved Ones Has Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide, a very heartfelt guide that offers methods of providing care to loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It shows caregivers how to best look after their own emotional needs in the face of the many problems and responsibilities that beset them (Carroll, David). Carroll is an American author and illustrator.
Clifford Brown (my great-grandfather), Renfrew County, Ontario (birth date unknown). Clifford Brown died due to issues with Alzheimer’s (death date unknown). Iva Brown (maiden name unknown; my great-grandmother) was born in Renfrew County, Ontario on an unknown date. Iva Brown died at the age of 92 due to natural causes.
Sitting in the crook of a cushioned armchair, I watch the smiling faces of infants flash across the screen of my aunt 's TV. I shift my weight to fold into a more comfortable position, only to be met by a cry of protest. I quickly jump up, my maternal switch being flipped, and begin to soothe. I whisper an old lullaby and hold her hands in mine. Once she has calmed down, I rewind to the beginning of the recorded Huggies commercial, as I had done hundreds of times before, and allow my grandmother to laugh and coo at the toothless grins on the television.
When the man arrives at home from the hospital, he begins to remember that “this is his house” (Cherry 15). In the poem, “Alzheimer’s,” Kelly Cherry expresses the confusions and difficulties a man with dementia struggles with in life. The poem explores the chaos of the man who comes home from the hospital and his conflicts with his memory loss. The speaker is close to the man and is frustrated with him at the beginning of the poem, but the speaker’s feeling toward the man eventually shifts to sadness. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be painful and heartbreaking, though people need to understand that familiar circumstances and with family support can help the patients whose mind is gradually changing.
My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in early 2005. Visiting him every few years, I could see his recognition abilities deteriorating as the disease progressed. Eventually, he reached the point where he nearly forgot everyone except the one person he had spent the most time with; his wife. At the time of his death in 2013, he was in the advanced stage of Alzheimer’s. My experience with my grandfather and realizing that although many people have to go through this, there is not much awareness of these diseases, inspired me to choose dementia as my topic of interest.
Alzheimer’s Compromise Discovering the best care for alzheimer's patients is a never ending controversy many families are faced with. I can say from experience that my family and I put in a lot of time and love when caring for my grandpa who had alzheimer's. Growing up my grandpa and I were very close. He was a very strong and smart man who worked in the health department and was even a veteran of the U.S army. He was a man no one would ever have predicted to get alzheimer's.
About four months ago I could say I did not know much about Alzheimer 's. That was until I started watching my now favorite TV show “Grey 's Anatomy.” The main character Meredith her mother was suffering from this disease, I became fascinated with how the disease works, what the symptoms are, if there 's a treatment, and most importantly could I get it. Safe to say my genetic test came back negative for the genetic mutation YAY! In this paper I will go over common symptoms, how the disease progresses, compare a normal brain to a brain with Alzheimer 's, clinical trials, care-giving, and many more things doctors have figured out about this deadly disease. For many forgetfulness is almost always blamed to stress, or old age not many think Alzheimer
Research shows that more doctors these days are trying to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s prevents the brain of thinking and remembering certain things people have experienced in their lifetimes. But, many people are asking if there is evidence that shows Alzheimer’s is preventable. Yes, there is tangible evidence that shows Alzheimer’s is preventable by maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, and having an active lifestyle.
Adeline has had Alzheimer’s disease for six years now; she has been fighting hard but her disease is only getting worse. Her family has done all they could, getting her medicine, caregivers, and showing her great care themselves; but nothing will cure her dreadful disease. Her family is watching her slowing fall, further and further away each year, coming to realize one day they will lose their beloved Adeline to this horrific disease. Adeline no longer recalls who her grandchildren are, but her grandchildren and numerous others will forever remember her. Alzheimer’s disease is a “progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain.