Living With Alzheimers and Other Dementias - Survival Guide for Alzheimer's Caregivers
It started innocently enough. A widower for more than forty years, my father began to struggle to find the right words and express himself. In time, he started repeating sentences and telling stories over and over again. He was often confused and feared getting lost in the grocery store.
Soon he did not recognize his favorite cereal box on the grocery store shelf, so he couldn’t place it in his cart. He started to wear his pajamas over his clothes. He neglected to bathe and groom himself.
His days and nights were mixed up. He would call me by the wrong name. One night, while my father was still living alone, he called me.