Alzheimer’s Disease: A Defense in Scary Times

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Defense in Scary Times
People who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease live a somewhat sheltered life. Under normal circumstances, this isn’t a good thing. Separation created by Alzheimer's disease is loathsome — that is, until the world around us seems to implode. One of the few positives of dementia is that it provides shelter from unpleasant events.

Sometimes the truth hurts

The events and subsequent turmoil over the last few weeks causes heads to spin, but many, if not most, people with dementia are unscathed. They remain blissfully unaware of the nastiness that pervades television screens and social media platforms, unaware of the travesties leveled against humankind. The brutality with which humans inflict pain and suffering goes unnoticed, and for this, caregivers are grateful.

A blessing in disguise

Caregivers learn to be grateful when an aged mother, father, or grandparent doesn't have the cognitive capacity to comprehend evil perpetuated on an individual or society as a whole. Sheltering them from the terrible events of a nation plagued with violence and sorrow upon sorrow, we strive to keep our loved one in the dark. It is the one time in the history of our loved one’s disease that we view it as a blessing in disguise. It is a blessing that our loved one isn't exposed to the wretchedness that cognitively functioning minds are forced to process. However, loved ones in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease are capable of picking up on current events, though there is still a
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