• over 1 year ago

    Our 14 yr Journey

    My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2004. He has been under the care of our local V.A. Geriatric outpatient clinic until two weeks ago when we placed him a V.A. nursing home memory clinic as he is now well into stage 6. Until then he lived at home with me as his primary care giver (with support from our 4 children) as well as for the past nine years he attended an "Alzheimer's Day Care Center" 3 days a week. He does come from a family with a history of longevity, but also our research proved that there is a strong tendency of Dementia/Alzheimer's. After reading the article posted here where it talks about people with memory loss tend to live longer if they stay at home, I believe our experience bears that out.