Lyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 40.
Lyn is intellectually disabled.
Lyn is my sister.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Alzheimer's Awareness Video
Mom and I have recently joined Memory People, an on-line support group for those dealing with dementia. One of the things that is different with this group than with other support groups is that membership is open to the individuals with dementia as well as their care givers. I really like this because it allows us an opportunity to learn from multiple perspectives and to hear from both sides of the disease.
The group was started by Rick Phelps, a gentleman who was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's at the age of 57. He's put together a video to bring awareness to the topic of Alzheimer's and I thought I'd share it with you today.