Alzheimer's What to Expect
Alzheimer's what to expect when parenting your parent. It will be much harder than you might think. We love our parents of course therefore, it seems quite natural that you want to take care of them when they age right?
Although it might be natural it is not an easy task regardless of the love you feel for them. What most family care-givers do not realize is that the person you knew is not there anymore in the later stages.
When this happens your concept on caring for them changes. First it is just moments of disassociation with them so you over look it. It is also easy for you to over look as just the condition.
As the condition progresses it gets harder and harder to look at them as someone you even know anymore.
Unwittingly you begin to see them as just a person that is irritating you enormously. Many times you will feel they are just doing the things they do to irritate you.
They are not.
What's more is that the things they (do) may very well disgust you simply because it will be something that you never dreamed they would do.
Let me give you an example:
My mother was always a stickler for clean clothes. These days if she is allowed she will wear the same clothes day and night over and over.
I sincerely hope that I can help people that are dealing now or will be dealing with this in the future. I hope by sharing things I deal with everyday might give some insight on what to expect and let them know they are NOT alone.