A few months ago my mother died from Alzheimer’s

Excellent article. Very important information. And his mother suffered for a quarter century. Wow! My mother has had it for 12 years.

Alzheimer's Speaks Blog

By Kevin Woo for Alzheimer’s Speaks

A few months ago my mother died from Alzheimer’s. She suffered from the disease for more than a quarter century. While her passing was not a surprise, you can never really prepare yourself for the inevitable.

Over the years I spent hours asking the question, “Why mom?”

Last month the Alzheimer’s Association released a report that helped put things in perspective. The report estimated that 1-in-6 women, age 65 or older, are likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease compared with 1-in-11 for men of the same age.

The real news from the report was this: “Women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to developing breast cancer.” Think of all the awareness and money that’s allocated by the government or donated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Is the same amount earmarked…

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About stommieblu

A 40 something daughter whose Mother died of Alzheimer's Disease. I plan on using this as a place to vent my frustrations and sadness. And I probably will post other stuff.
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One Response to A few months ago my mother died from Alzheimer’s

  1. Cheryl Carmichael says:

    My radio interview with Alzheimer’s Speaks is posted on Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/DareToCareElders – Lori La Bey found it helpful. You can find it on Amazon.

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