In the years before her diagnosis, Mary had spent time living with different family members because we knew she couldn't really live completely alone anymore. After years of strange behaviors, we were finally able to get her an official diagnosis and by that point we figured the best thing to do would be to place her somewhere she could get 24-hour care.
Our dementia journey
What is Alzheimer's?
It is a progressive disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die. The disease often results in impairments of your cognitive functions like memory, understanding, reasoning, perception, language, and other behaviors.
I would like to start off by saying that I am not a trained professional. I am a family caregiver. All that I have learned about this disease has been through my experience over the last 5 years. I am here to share our journey, my charismatic Grams, what I have learned and what has worked for us. Please remember that everyone is a different human, our brains are all very different & complex.
But 29 year old me wanted
to provide Grams the best care
and I believed I was the one to do it.
So in March of 2017 life with Grams
had officially begun.
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HFC is a nonprofit movement founded by Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller Rogen, whose mission is to care for families facing this disease, & educate young people about living a brain-healthy life.
I was fortunate to recieve a respite grant from them so I could afford time for myself. An amazing resource for Caregivers.
Caring about the caregiver
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