My Dad, Manfred died from Alzheimer’s disease. My Mom, Virginia, is living with Alzheimer’s disease. My life is not what I had ever imagined it to be and yet couldn't imagine it any other way.
I have been sharing what I know, think and feel since my Dad's diagnosis.
I have spoken to families and to doctors; a group of 12 and an audience of 1300; in a teeny town in Texas and in downtown Toronto.
I know I have a unique perspective.
I am very passionate about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The biggest compliment is someone saying to me, " Now, I get it. " I am honored to speak to others about my experiences and how to be with persons with Alzheimer's disease.
If I am privileged to live long enough, I have a very big chance of developing Alzheimer's disease and part of what I am doing now, is actually a little self serving.