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.
Jan’s Story Book Review In this captivating book about a true story, Barry Peterson tells his experience as a caregiver for his loving wife, Jan. He tells of their seemingly perfect life together and how Jan’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s changed both of their lives before his eyes. He tells the story in the stages of Alzheimer’s that Jan goes through. During this he flashes back to life before diagnosis and before major symptoms.
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.
Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, Pac, and Makaveli, was best known as an American rapper. In addition to rapping, he was also a successful film actor, social activist, and poet. He was born in 1971 in New York City to Black Panther activists. His song lyrics and poems portrayed a life of growing up amid violence, hardships in the ghetto, racism, problems in society, and conflicts with other rappers. His work advocated for political, economic, social, and racial equality, as well as violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and conflicts with law enforcement.
“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.
I am writing this letter of recommendation for a very dear student of mine; his name is Eddie Bryan Cubillo and he is an exemplary student. I have known Eddie for approximately 5 years and my how he has grown. I met him as a rambunctious student who thought the world revolved around him. Isn’t that the best news? No, but in reality I’m not writing this letter to let you know how Eddie received the best marks in my class or of his intelligence, anyone can be intelligent and receive good marks in a course, no, I am writing this letter to discuss how aware Eddie really is.
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.
In the letter exchange by Patricia Leary and the poem from “Formula for Attica Repeats” by Mshaka, they both share a similar theme of police brutality. Leary is defending the Black Lives Matter movement in the letter, she is clarifying that it is a movement that the African-American started to campaign against violence and racism towards black people. The BLM protests in different cities against the killings of African-Americans by police officers, police brutality, racial profiling and the unfair criminal justice system. The main focus is on protests that have been created to put a spotlight on the issue of police brutality. In the same way, as the prison industrial system has failed to support people of color.
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.
Have you ever been in a nursing home or in an environment where there were senior citizens? If so, have you ever wondered about their journeys and experiences? Well, I’ve most certainly have, creating this biography gave me an opportunity to have an insight, on how someone once lived their life and the obstacles they’ve overcome, to be who they are today. I was blessed with the pleasure of interviewing my Great-Uncle by the name of Gary Belizaire, who is a retired Veteran. This assignment couldn’t have been given at a better time.
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.