Alzheimer’s Disease is one that not many people understand. It takes over not only the life of the person diagnosed but also the lives of the people looking after that person. There are multiple facets to this frightening disease, and we (Maria & Lora) have experienced a great deal of them first hand.
Our mom’s name was Annie— hence the name Annie’s Angels; she struggled with this disease for the last 6 years of her life. After going through the hardships of care-giving, we decided it was only right to come together to share some stories about both of our parents as well as stories from others who have had experiences with Alzheimer’s. While websites such as www.alz.org— the Alzheimer’s Association Website— offer facts and figures about this disease, we wanted to create a safe place to share emotions, thoughts, and trials & tribulations associated with this menacing disease.
We hope we can shed some light on coping mechanisms used in difficult situations care givers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s experience day to day. By coming together and telling our stories, we can maybe make this inescapable condition a bit more endurable.