Guest GingerSnap Posted September 13, 2011 Report Share Posted September 13, 2011 I was talking to a neighbor on the phone last week and she had to take another call which was coming in about some tests her husband had. It turns out that he has been diagnosed as being in the early stage of Alzheimer's Disease. I was a little surprised that she was so open since usually, a lot of people try to keep it quiet. She told me some about what he had already experienced. I think it is great that they can talk openly about this diagnosis and hope others can become comfortable discussing it since now I know that if this man is maybe in trouble or says something that may seem "off" that I can work with it rather than just kind of recoil and withdraw from him. Almost immediately they started making plans to relocate and downsize their home which they had planned to do but moved up the date. She told me that this is especially hard because her mother had Alzheimer's and she knows what to expect. I just think that by sharing rather than shrinking away and pretending nothing is wrong that we can all benefit. This is one of those couples that truly love and care for one another so that is an undeniable edge. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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