Alzheimer’s disease is described as an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest of tasks.
My uncle had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago at the age of 70 and his condition has been on a rapid decline since then. His symptoms included severe confusion, severe loss of memory, especially short-term memory, difficulty with speech and difficulty carrying out simple tasks such as using a remote control or telephone. He recently moved to a nursing home, but my aunt missed him too much, so after four weeks there she took him back home and organised extra support. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease and a Moment of Connection”