Friday, July 26, 2013

On Alzheimers

     Alzheimer's is  a horrible disease. I suppose the only good part is that they can forget a lot of life's awkward moments that most of us without Alzheimer's would like to be able to remove from our consciousness.
      The other day I met someone whose mother unfortunately has Alzheimer's and is eating too much because she forgets how much she has eaten and just keeps eating. That was something that I had never considered. 

1 comment:

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

It's an odd disease in that eventually it causes a lot more stress to the caregivers than it does to the patient. Add to that the fact that we just don't know if the consciousness is actually destroyed or if it's trapped within the disease so that you potentially have this person silently screaming for help and no one can here. Horrible disease.