Sweet One Posted May 14, 2004 Share Posted May 14, 2004 Earlier today, I decided to pay a visit to my grandmother. She lives with my uncle and his wife and it's just a 5 minute drive from where I work. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 1998 and this is truly a terrible terrible disease. Not only did she have no clue who I was when I got there, but she threatened to call the police and report me for stealing her change purse, which she misplaced in the bathroom. With this disease, one can revert back to their childhood and almost feel like they are reliving it. My grandmother didn't have a lot growing up, so everytime she sees something left behind by someone, she keeps it for herself. She had to resort to that when she was younger. For me it was really sad to see her like this. This was the woman who helped raise me when i was younger, was the one who taught me how to sew and make my own clothing, and encouraged me to always write. She was always strong, and now, she's like a young child. It's truly terrible. Does anybody else know someone who has this disease? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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