Monday, April 14, 2014

Wise words...

As you can imagine, I spend a bit of time reading and learning about Alzheimer's Disease.  Sometimes it is to understand it better and sometimes to help me understand my reactions to it.  These are some quotes that helped with both or simply spoke to me with their truths.

 "I'm in awe of people out there who deal with Alzheimer's, because they have to deal with death 10 times over, year after year." - Marcia Wallace

"With Alzheimer's patients, you have to be very careful what you say when you're looking at them over their bed.  Because once in awhile they understand it." - Nancy Reagan

"Alzheimer's is literally killing us, and the only way to fight this 'crime' is through a groundswell of people who continue to raise their voices and funds to ensure it gets the attention it deserves."  - Tess Gerritsen

"Caring for an Alzheimer's patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims." - Leeza Gibbons

"When  someone living with Alzheimer's believes something to be true it is true - in Alzheimer's World." - Bob DeMarco

"Alzheimer's caregivers ride the world's biggest, fastest, scariest, emotional roller coaster every day."  Bob DeMarco

"When you objectify a person living with dementia you dehumanize them.  Once dehumanized the person becomes a villain." - Bob DeMarco

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