Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dawn's Story

Many of you who read our blog are caregivers, so we thought today we'd share a story that appears on the cover of our newest George G. Glenner Alzheimer's newsletter.

It's by one of our caregivers and it's a story that everyone can relate to. She talks about the symptoms that announced her father's mental decline and her resistance to becoming his caregiver. Shifting roles between parent and child is extremely stressful, but it's also necessary. Dawn deftly describes her anguish with feeling trapped in the house and finding our adult day health care center, which allowed her to get back parts of her day while knowing her father was safe and engaged.

You can read Dawn's story here.