Many of you who read this blog are aware that my mother, Hannah, has been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease since 2007. Our family has gone through so many stages of trying to deal with this terrible disease, but of course none of us know the terror of actually feeling it's devastation like our mother. She is the one who has been living through the minutes, hours, days and months of losing her thoughts and memories. I can only try to understand what that must feel like.
Data has been showing that many of us Baby Boomers may succumb to this disease in our lifetimes as well. Alzheimer's has become an epidemic throughout the world.
The one major fact from the affected family's aspect is having no idea what to do, where to turn or how to help. The first trip is always to the family doctor, who knows what drugs are the approved ones available and that is really all they can do. There currently is no cure for Alzheimer's. It becomes the family's job to find out what more can be done or to find help when they become overwhelmed in dealing with the care of their loved one, who in many cases may be a total different person, full of fear and mood swings.
Alzheimer's associations and caregiver help are becoming much more prevalent and there is a lot of help out there...more and more every day.
HBO Documentary Films is presenting, in their usual award winning standards, a touching and hard hitting film called "The Alzheimer's Project" in 4 part presentation, May 10 - 14, 2009.
Watch this trailer!
Trailer from HBO
Please contribute to the cause of raising funds for the support and research of finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease by going to my article,
Alzheimer's Disease Year in Review VideoOR
Follow This Link to visit my personal donation web page and help me in my efforts to support Alzheimer's Association or copy and paste the following into your browser:
You can further help by telling your congressional representatives to support providing funding to Alzheimer's research by going to the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy page.
For more info: See my articles as the Pittsburgh Elder Care Examiner for Examiner.com
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