Alzheimer’s: It’s Not Contagious

Some interesting perspectives on how a moment of joy can bring so much to someone who is detached from reality.

The Long and Winding Road...

Sunday evening snuggle nap...I saw a picture a few days ago, and it’s been on my mind ever since. The image was that of an older woman sitting alone on a bench looking off into the distance. The caption said, “Alzheimer’s isn’t contagious.”

As advocates, we place a great deal of emphasis on funding for research – we think a lot about the future – hopefully one without Alzheimer’s. And all of that is tremendously important. However, the image of that lonely woman reminds us we must also focus on those living with the disease today.

Lonely Days

How many dementia patients sit alone in a facility, day after day, month after month, and year after year? One might argue that technically they aren’t alone; there are people around, the hustle and bustle of daily goings on, shower time, mealtime, and an occasional balloon volleyball game.

Don’t fool yourself –…

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  1. Thank you! Your emails seem to be a lifesaver to me these days. My husband has just been diagnosed FTD – after what appears to have been years of misdiagnosis. Kindest regards – Deborah Dupré

    * Blessings and best courage,

    Deborah

    Deborah Dupré,* *B.S., M.*S*., Ed.Sp., QMHP* Human Rights Journalist *Vampire of Macondo author (order copy here!) * *News Reports * *Detox Healing Book free* *”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King*

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