Muffett has been caring for her mother with dementia for nine years, enduring her own personal heartaches in silence.
Yvonne struggles to find answers for her mom's Alzheimer's disease.
Vivian shares her heartfelt Mother's Day letter and eulogy about her mom.
Beverly shares her "Lessons from Alzheimer's."
Donna has turned 59, only one year away from the age her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Georgia's family lived with and loved their Mom through her nearly 15 year battle with this mind-erasing disease.
More effective treatments for Alzheimer's – this is Cindy's dream so that others don't have to lose their loved ones to Alzheimer's.
Sherry's mom and aunt both had Alzheimer's. Now every time she forgets something, she worries she is next.
First Kathy lost her dad to Alzheimer's. Now she is caring for her mom who has the disease. It hurts to know that her mom will go through the same things her dad did.
Based on his experience caring for his mom, Earl outlines 10 tips to help people with Alzheimer's.
Amy's children are her champions. At ages 12 and 13, they remind Amy every day that love from their grandma is more important than her remembering their names.
It pains Maria to see her mom's personality change.
Mary Beth's Story
Caregivers share their stories of heartbreak about losing the person they once knew. For Mary Beth's family, her dad's Alzheimer's brought out the man she never knew he could be.
Robyn is the sole caregiver for her mom. Having her mom live with her gives Robyn a chance to tell her "I love you" everyday.
Susan thought her mom's memory lapses were due to old age.
To caregivers faced with moving a loved one to a nursing home, Louise has some advice.
Theresa has lost four of her siblings to Alzheimer's. Her doctor says not to worry about her own memory loss. Is she concerned? You bet she is.
Elizabeth is mourning the loss of the mother she once knew. Some words of comfort from her sister-in-law has helped her immeasurably. Read Elizabeth's story and find out what was said ...
Alzheimer's disease knows no borders. Francisca is from Chile, and her whole family takes a part in taking care of her granny.
Edi wrote a book to share her caregiving experience with others.
Her mom's increasing symptoms and her sister's denial is leaving Louann unsure about what steps to take next.
When Anne's mother passed away, her father's memory loss became more apparent to the family. She tells of the pain and guilt watching him slowly fade away.
Nancy's wrote "A Journey's End" for her 90-year-old mother who currently resides in a nursing home.
At Kathy's house, she and her dad use Aricept, Namenda and laughter to fight Alzheimer's.
Kristen shares her Father's Day tribute to her dad, Bill, who passed away from Alzheimer's.
Ted shares with us stories he posts on his blog: Alzheimer's: A blog of my own.
Marilyn wonders if her mom can still be left alone.
Gus is Cathy's older brother. He lives in a nursing home where she spends time with him three times a week. She also brightens the day of other residents who never seem to have any visitors.
Peggy's mom smiles when she sees her children, even though she doesn't recognize them. There's a light in all of us, don't you think?
Larry's eldest sister started to have changes in her personality. At first, the family thought the changes were brought on by the shock of her husband's death.
Randy's poem captures what it must have been like for his mom to live with Alzheimer's.
Cathy watched as her mom cared for her grandma with Alzheimer's. Now that her stepfather has the disease, she has moved in to help her mom care for him.
After years of sleepless nights caring for her husband, Dianne's children persuaded her it was time to move their dad into a nursing home.
At 33, Nikki took charge of caring for her grandmother, Flossie (also affectionally known as Muddear). Nikki writes about her experience in her blog, Dementia-Thoughts.
Eric and his wife cared for her grandmother. Although it could be exhausting, the experience was the most rewarding they have ever had.
Amy's dad has Alzheimer's and no health insurance. The retirement money he worked so hard to earn will now go toward paying for his care.
Susanna's one sentence has been thought a thousand times by other caregivers.
Peggy made a decision to spare her mother the painful rediscovery that she had Alzheimer's.
Steve was only 13 when he was given the adult responsibility of caring for his mother.
Karen's husband was diagnosed six years ago at the age of 36. Read how Alzheimer's impacted their young family.
Vicki's mom is slipping away a bit each day, leaving both her and her mom scared and sad. She pleads for people to pay attention to the affects of this disease, and for researchers to get moving toward a cure.
Chuck's sweetheart has cared for others all her life. He is returning the love by caring for her as long as he can.
Eva manages caring for her husband of 55 years with the support of her large and loving extended family.
Gloria is in a situation many caregivers know too well: the hours you are able to work go down because the hours you need to care for a loved one go up.
There are millions of long-distance caregivers in the United States. But for Alison, she chose to pack up her life in New York City and move to Florida to care for her mom.
Cheryl cares for her mom. Se says if the public really knew what Alzheimer's does to a person, there would be more action to fight it.
An art therapist, Ruth encourages individuals with Alzheimer's to communicate through drawing and painting. She shares her shock learning of her own mother's diagnosis, and how she encouraged her mom to express herself through pictures.
At age 17, Marilyn became a caregiver to her father. At age 26, she found herself the caregiver for her mother. Now approaching 30, Marilyn realizes "that nearly half of her life has been spent wrangling with Alzheimer’s disease."
Every Sunday, Lisa visits her 73-year-old mother who has Alzheimer's. Her story shares the joy and heartbreak of simply being in the moment with a loved one.
Shirley describes how her husband became known as the "Fred Astaire of Mexico" at the adult day center.