“Many people, once they’re diagnosed with AD, simply give up on life,” said Alice Young, a 75-year-old former psychotherapist who divides her time each year between Florida and Minnesota. “And those are the people who go down more quickly.”
But Young and others with AD are blogging to keep their spirits high and their minds sharp.
In her journal, Young mixes frank descriptions of her illness with encouraging words and prayers.
“Concentration is coming harder now,” reads one entry from November 2000. “I am constantly misplacing/losing things. I go to the Dr. and I am going to ask for another test to see how much I have lost.”
Blog to Cope With Alzheimer’s Fog
By Mark Baard
“Tony Kneller says his lifelong companion,Gretta, is still `good company’ even though Alzheimer’s disease has turned her back into a child.”
Photo essay by Fred Lum
@ Andre Picard’s website
© Fred Lum