I’ve been asked the question, “Why tell people that you have Alzheimer’s?” I guess that questions crossed my mind, but to be honest with you, I didn’t care. No one turned their back on my Mom when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. No one treated my Dad any different when it was determined he had Dementia. So I figured, why should I worry?
I did it so it would be easier for me to accept that fact that I have Early Onset Alzheimer’s. It’s not going away and is now a part of me that I might as well accept.
Deciding who to tell was something totally different. I didn’t blast it out on Facebook for the world to see. I picked and chose who I wanted to share this information with. Every now and then, you will see some of my posts on Facebook about Alzheimer’s but not about me having the disease. I know that sooner or later, word will travel and that is fine with me. Until that time. you are amongst my “Chosen Ones.” Is that too bold? Maybe I’ll make up a new name later but that will have to do for now. 🙂
If you have any questions about Early Onset Alzheimer’s, please don’t be afraid to ask. I have found the more people ask, the more I learn. You can post your questions here in the comments section or you can email me @firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook. I want to gather as much information as I can (and that I can retain) to help myself, but being able to to help someone else would be the ultimate gift.
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