Alzheimers is just as tough on the caregiver...
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|Fri, 12-27-2013 - 4:13pm|
My mother has Alzheimers and I'm her caregiver. She is 96 years old and has been slipping further away from us as time goes on. Mom's physical health is excellent - strong heart, good vitals all around and a will to live. I only wish her brain was as in good health as her physical self. I recently read an article about an Alzheimers victim (that's what I call them because, in essence, that's what they are) and how and why they tell lies. Again, that's a part of the disease. I've noticed my mother making up quite a few of these so-called lies and I've wondered why she does that. I must say that before I read the article, it annoyed me that she told such outlandish lies. She has told others (not in my presence) that I don't ever go to see her, that I won't take her places - not even to the doctor - and on and on. Her stove doesn't work, her TV has only 3 channels, she doesn't have any clothes or shoes, etc. If I can find that article again, I'll post a link to it here.