One of the most challenging parts of living with and loving someone with Alzheimers, is witnessing the loss of family memories–even the recognition of spouse and children. Understanding the stages of Alzheimers can often help you through this difficult time.
Here is a video, that explains the Stages of Alzheimers. Knowing what to expect won’t change the feelings you’ll have when it happens to someone you love, but it can still help to be somewhat prepared. It can also help to understand that changes in behavior, personality and memories are beyond the control of the individual with the disease. It is not a chosen condition.
Stages of Alzheimers
While nothing can reverse the loss of family memories for the one afflicted with Alzheimers, or any other form of dementia, there are things that family members can do now to ensure that family stories and history will live on, for future generations.
Alzheimer’s is real, and it does, sadly, “take away.” But it can also give back in the form of mindfulness and choice by those whose memories remain vivid. Bearing witness to a loved one’s loss of memory sometimes marks a turning point for a family to begin remembering, together. When that happens, it is the first step to creating a living legacy.
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Capture your parent or grandparent’s life story, family history and life lessons for your family to know and cherish.
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your parent or grandparent’s life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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