I’ve been taking care of my 77 year old Mom who has Alzheimer’s for almost 5 years now. I think this process of being her caregiver is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. I have watched it day by day take away my Moms memories. She doesn’t remember her children’s childhoods. The process has been gradual over the last few years. She’s at a point now where she creates her own memories. Sometimes she can’t remember what she did 5 minutes ago. The deterioration is very real and traumatizing for her and those around her.Alzheimer's Falls More Heavily on Women Than on Men. Click To Tweet
My Mom is afraid the majority of the time. When we go out in public she follows behind me because she doesn’t remember where she’s going and nothing is familiar to her. I try my best to keep her by my side but it’s difficult at times. I can only imagine feeling powerless all the time because she can’t rely on herself. She seems so fragile when we’re out and about. It tears at my heart strings and I make sure I’m there to protect her. I love my Mom.
I thank God because without Him and my Faith in Him I couldn’t do this alone. My Mom is changing everyday and I never know what’s coming next. What I do know is that we will continue our daily walk with Alzheimer’s and God will make a way each and every day. Romans 1:17 KJV, For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
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