Lost in a fog. I forgot I was here. Where was I going? I feel such a fear!
It’s rising upon me like thick falling snow; covering my leaves so I can no longer grow.
Voices and faces filter in and out… I feel I am fading and I begin to shout!
“Help me! Oh Please!” I just want to cry. I can’t even speak, I just want to die.
I can’t remember why I was so scared, but you came and you hugged me and showed me you cared.
So, thank you, my friend, for staying with me, because it’s not easy for anyone who has Alzheimer’s disease.
*This is for everyone suffering, who has suffered and their caregivers.
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are nearly at epidemic proportions in our country. As a caregiver to so many with this disease (and varying forms) I was given a glimpse into their scary world. My words do no justice for those that suffer.
One of my passions is that people do not have to go through this alone. The Alzheimer’s Association has a 24/7 hotline 1-800-272-3900. There are resources out there.
This disease can be quite terrifying to both the person going though this, and I have friends currently with this disease (Early on-set and also later in life) and know so many caregivers.
I needed to share this as I have been reading so many posts in the support groups I am a part of where there is knowledge on the part of the public in so many areas on what this disease truly is and how it will and does impact so many families and friends and the havoc it wreaks on finances as well as the economy.
So not trying to be a Debbie Downer!
Be Fabulous. Spread the Word!