How would you cope with Alzheimer’s?
When I first began to care for my Mom with Alzheimer’s, on most days I was ready to pull my hair out.
Why couldn’t she just behave? Why did she ask me the same question three million times or pretend that she didn’t know how to put her clothes away after I washed them.
Finally, as our situation progressed, I began a search for answers. I read books, searched the internet, joined caregiver groups and haunted the Alzheimer’s message boards online.
Over time, I began to understand what was happening to Mom, to recognize the symptoms and consequences. Yet still, I wondered what it was like to be in her skin. Does she know what’s happening? How does she feel?
Recently, I watched this video on YouTube made by ABC to show what it really feels like to have Alzheimer’s. It gives the best interpretation I’ve seen. Memories of Mom’s behavior came back to me like it was yesterday. Fears! she had so many fears. This video describes so many of the things that we encountered together, Mom and me.
I recognized the symptoms and thoughts of my Mother when she was still alive. The things she said, and the questions she asked. This video helped me understand so many of Mom’s puzzling behaviors.
If you are a caregiver or loved one for someone with Alzheimer’s dementia, this video will help you to understand their world in only 12 short minutes.
How would you Cope with Alzheimer’s Dementia