My daily life seemed in a good place. My daughter, 24, was pursuing a career in medicine, and my son, 19, was pursuing his career in ministry. I had a successful career as a teacher for the School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while my husband had a 30-year tenure as a forklift operator. While we both worked our full-time jobs, we started a limousine company.
My husband always puts family first. He ensured that our home ran smoothly and properly including maintaining our finances and obligations. I felt humbly blessed to have such an attentive husband.
Then all of the sudden everything changed. I was living with a total stranger. I no longer knew the man who I woke up next to every morning. My husband, at the tender age of fifty-seven, was diagnosed with The End of Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease. This was the beginning of many years of tears and heartache as a caregiver of someone with this disease.
Through my personal experience, I was thrown into a world of Alzheimer’s, science, research, the life changes. This is my personal story. “Alzheimer’s: The Disease That Destroys The Mind.”