Advice When Caring for An Alzheimer's Patient

Mother with Charlie girl, her cat. 2022

I am the daughter and sole caretaker for my mother with Alzheimer’s. When I first began taking care of Mother, I thought I knew what the course of this journey would be like; I was mistaken. I moved home in 2009 to help her care for my father. He had dementia, heart disease, and black lung from over 49 years of working in the coal mines of Alabama. It was all too much for her to handle alone. Daddy passed in…

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Arleen C. Mccann

Arleen C. Mccann

Artist/Writer/Illustrator. Creatively rearranging twenty-six letters into thought-provoking prose.