Sunday, May 6, 2012

Living with Alzheimer’s: accessing support | Nursing Times, @nursemaiden, #nursefriendly #alzheimers #eldercare #nurseup

Living with Alzheimer’s: accessing support | Nursing Times, @nursemaiden, #nursefriendly #alzheimers #eldercare #nurseup:”My father doesn’t recognise me anymore.
He looks at me and asks who I am. When I mention my name his face lights up and he says ‘of course it is!’ It may be brief but it is so uplifting.
My dad has Alzheimer’s and I am a nurse. I wanted to write this blog as I am now on the ‘other side’ – a nurse who is also a carer and sees her once active, loving and adoring father confined to bed, unable to feed himself or know when he needs the toilet. I always used to joke with my father that he chose well when he married my mother – that he only married her to look after him in his old age for she is 19 years his junior. How right that turned out to be, for my mother is now his main carer at home.”


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