When our doctor said the word “Alzheimer’s” as my husband’s diagnosis, I didn’t know what to think. What did this mean for us? What do we do? Where do we go for help? Can we get through this? I was scared and didn’t know where to turn.
Discovering the Alzheimer’s Project was the most significant blessing in our Alzheimer’s journey. Their counseling services, respite day program, network of resources, and support group meetings, made all the difference.
Of particular importance to me were the support group meetings. Sharing our story, my fears, my questions and then problem solving with other caregivers who were walking the same path, who understood in a way others could not, was so incredibly valuable.
Many Alzheimer’s caregivers become seriously ill or die before the person for whom they are caring because of the stress, helplessness, and exhaustion associated with the disease. I’m convinced that without the Alzheimer’s project, I wouldn’t be here today.