" A trip into Uncharted Territory: Alzheimer's Disease and how it relates to me."
I have a personal interest in this blog. In 1997 when my father passed away my mother did the greatest thing anyone could do in a time of grief. She donated my father's brain to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. What greater gift could be given to help find a cure and better treatment for this debilitating condition. No-one deserves to have Alzheimer's. My mother a year later became a chaplain for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients. I've shared over the years much of her personal experiences with families and the people themselves. Mum is now retired but the work is continuing taken up by other caring people. I hope that somewhere my father's gift has helped make some advances in Alzheimer's research to help Bill and other people who have Alzheimer's.
I've just been reading Bill's last post. He had a jam session with some of his friends playing "Knocking on Heavens Door' written of course by Bob Dillon. It's Bill's last few words from this post I've copied and brought over into this post. I don't think I could describe what he's dealing with any better than Bill can in his own words:I will let this be a sort of "pilot program" with my situation as "guinea pig", and I will relate my experience - warts and all - right here on my blog. So if you have a loved one (or are a loved one) with an AD diagnosis, please bookmark my site, and I will keep you updated every step of the way.
I just think this is important. We already are dealing with this friggin' disease, let's give ourselves a break and not have to worry about where things are and focus instead on getting better.
Tomorrow let's discuss "DENIAL", okay?
Thanks for being here for me, and all of us!
Bill you are awesome. Hang in there. And anyone who reads this post go over read Bill's blog and click the follow button. I have and will keep reading every post and giving Bill support in his journey. Bill has an adult content warning on his blog - only because he feels his blog is only suitable for adults not because of anything else so don't be put off by it.