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Cheryl's Story
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Cheryl’s Story

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in May. But for the last three or four years, her memory was slipping away pretty fast. Two years ago she was diagnosed with dementia. Now we have her on Alzheimer's medications, and she doesn't repeat herself as much.

She is starting to worry early in the morning about being left alone. She comes into my bedroom and makes sure I am still there. There is no way I would leave her alone anymore. She whispers to me by my bedside. So I get up with her about 6 a.m. She still gets upset about having been diagnosed with it, but she is accepting it better than she did when my dad was still living.

I had talked with her when I noticed something was wrong with her memory. She was really upset with me for even thinking it was Alzheimer’s. She told me recently “thank you” for taking her and getting her checked out for it. My sisters and I have formed a team to walk in the Alzheimer’s walk in September for Alzheimer's.


 

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