Saturday, August 4, 2012

Alzheimer's The Emotional Roller Coaster Ride


I must remind myself that the hard to comprehend behaviors being expressed by a person suffering from Alzheimer's are part of the disease, and are not a deliberate bad act on the their part.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's The Emotional Roller Coaster Ride
It is difficult to describe the range of emotions an Alzheimer's caregiver might feel or experience in a single day.

Imagine being happy and then sad, caring then angry, focused then frustrated -- an almost endless stream of feelings and emotions that conflict.

The caregiver often lives an anxiety filled life day-after-day.

I doubt that many people outside "the Front Row" think about or consider this. Those outside the front row are normally too busy living their own life.