One of the most telling signs of Alzheimer’s are changes in behavior unrelated to age. Not only did Bern Nadette see that her usually well-groomed mother was not as together physically, her mother also stopped doing activities she previously loved, like playing Bingo.
“I did not know. And this is what I want to tell people. The disease was chasing me. I was like ‘We’re going to get rid of it.’ You’re not going to get rid of it. This is monster and you have to face it. The more that you can face it, and understand it and deal with them on the level that they’re on, the better it is for you.”
If you need help dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you can call 1-800-272-3900, a 24-hour Hotline to assist families living with Alzheimer’s.