Alzheimer's - What they forget to tell you- A personal journey
When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 57 in the year 2000, I had just given birth to my son and was immediately propelled into the sandwich generation. There was limited information surrounding the disease at that time let alone living with the disease. The disease itself was so challenging to deal with and trying to balance a baby, a career and a life. I began a journal, for cathartic purposes, and adding things that I found out, most of the time through trial and error I inserted into my journal. It took me 13 years to gain the courage to self-publish my book as I didn't sugar coat anything. The book turned into a resource for others going through a similar journey. My mom is now in the end stages of the disease, still living with me. I hope that this book can help in some way, so that you do not have to go through some of the things I had to.