I heard around the news the other day about the increased diagnoses for the disease dementia. I was upset to hear that simply because my own mother suffers from this extremely debilitating disease. I always knew what it was; I guess I by no means really cared about it simply because it wasn’t directly affecting me or my family, till a few years ago.
It all started with my mom repeating things and telling weird tales. She'd tell me a story about some thing that happened; only she by no means remembered that I was the 1 there in the primary location. At first I ignored it. Doesn’t everyone do that each once in a while? Then she would name me and tell me some thing 1 day, and name me and tell me the exact same factor the next day. She'd haven't any recollection of the prior day’s conversation.
This is such a unhappy disease simply because you gradually watch the individual you like loose on their own. Alzheimer disease is really a form of dementia. Much more people are acquainted with that. All I know is that I finally faced the facts and took her to a doctor. Everything has modified since then. She is now on medicine that considerably improves her memory and capabilities so she can nonetheless live unassisted. Nevertheless, I know the day is coming when she will not be able to. She just seems so young. She is only 65. I guess it is much more common on this age group than people think. In fact, the medical doctors say she may happen to be silently suffering from this disease for the previous few years. I maintain out hope that there is a remedy someday for this. It is too late for my mom now. It is unhappy to think of the good years she would have had left without this holding her back.