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Alzheimer’s Disease steals more than memories

When Emily’s Mother was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease she quickly discovered forgetfulness was only one of the many symptoms taking away her quality of life. It was early December and Emily had dropped in to see her Mum at home. “What day is it?” Ally asked. “It’s Friday Mum” Emily responded. A seemingly simple question ­­– however, this was the 3rd time that morning she had to reassure her Mother of what day it was. Despite her daughter’s best efforts to disguise it, this time Ally clued on to that she had forgotten. The frustration and denial that followed became an important lesson in that despite having Alzheimer’s Disease, all Ally truly craved was her independence. Emily noticed...

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