Handling the Tough Emotions of Alzheimer’s Disease

blog face“ Alzheimer’s initially attacks the cognitive functions of the brain, so sufferers are said to be existing in an emotional world rather than the rational. Being confronted by reasoning that the Alzheimer’s sufferer may not understand will cause confusion and anxiety, leading to emotional outbursts.” So I say in this article appearing in the Spring 2015 issue of Preserving Your Memories Magazine.

The article captures a true-to-life look into the world caregivers find themselves in when a loved one is struck with Alzheimer’s. I give some coping strategies and techniques for helping both the caregiver and their loved one survive with dignity.