As Mother's Day approaches, I'd like to share a brief story with you.
Margie, a reader who had been caring for her mother with Alzheimer's disease, recently contacted me and we began an email conversation. Margie wrote about the different symptoms her mother exhibited, the difficulty and helplessness of not knowing how to respond to those changes in her mother, the struggle of whether to keep her mother at home or have a facility help care for her, and the void in her heart since her mother passed away in November.
I asked Margie for permission to share her experiences, and she agreed with the hope that you would be encouraged and reminded that you are not alone in dealing with Alzheimer's.
Margie's struggles with the effects of this disease are a poignant picture of the challenges of Alzheimer's, but her patient and caring approach toward her mother is a beautiful, even more powerful, picture of a daughter's love. Take a moment to read Margie's story, and have a happy Mother's Day.