Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease. Isn't just memory loss (once in a while we all have those 'senior's moments' or 'brain farts'), the disease affects all of our body.
Most Canadians are unaware that Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Dementia
is the term to describe a group of brain disorders that are progressive, degenerative and eventually, fatal, impacting 747,000 Canadians today. In less than 20 years, 1.4 million Canadians will be affected. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 65, but people in their 40s and 50s can also develop the disease.
My mother-in-law was diagnosed over five years ago with Alzheimer's and she came to live with us over two years ago. This month I'm dedicating to her and to her struggle with disease.
So long my friends,