I got an email today from one of my relatives. He is the primary caregiver for his wife who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s years ago. The past few months have been especially hard. He sent us this email about a theory (or understanding) that he found that is helping him cope, so I wanted to pass it on in case it might help anyone else in a similar situation.
An Alzheimer’s person has no past; it is forgotten.
They cannot comprehend the future.
They live in the now.
The now can be a short as 10 minutes and as long as 30 minutes.
The window of understanding is limited. Very limited.
This helps me.