Caring for Mother with Alzheimer’s Disease


Instead of citing research and sources relating to older adults as I usually do, today’s post will let one of our caregivers do the talking. Joan Colby Wilson’s mother, Grace, is a participant at the InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program, which helps those with dementia. Grace has Alzheimer’s disease and moved to Denver a few years ago from Alabama.

Joan is Grace’s caregiver now. It’s not easy, but there are times, she says, when it can be fulfilling. If you have about a minute-and-a-half, Joan has a message for other caregivers: there’s hope, if you look for it.

Mary Tuuk_2014_SmMary Tuuk, MD, an expert in medical issues facing aging adults, is chief medical officer at InnovAge

 

 

This InnovAge blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical needs.

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