JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Alzheimers Disease

This was in our Facebook feed this morning and as I read it, it brought tears to my eyes.

Philip and I had been talking about this over breakfast a couple of mornings ago.  The fact is that one or, heaven forbid, both of us may be diagnosed with Alzheimers.  The statistics are here.......
    one person every 6 minutes. This is expected to grow to 7,400 new cases each week by 2050.
    There are 24,700 people in Australia with Younger Onset Dementia (a diagnosis of dementia under the age of 65; including people as young as 30)
    Three in ten people over the age of 85 have dementia.
    Philip and I have agreed that we would look after each other until the time came to be moved to a care centre.  Neither of us have a problem with this.  We have said that the partner still living at home would move close to the nursing home so that we could visit every day.  That is why the little story above seemed so poignant.  
    I hope and pray that our conversation never happens and that we will live to a ripe old age Alzheimers free.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Judy, how are you?? You just brought tears to my eyes reading this. So true! My Grandfather suffered Dementia, and my Mum's best friend has begun suffering symptoms of Alzheimers. It's so very sad. Unfortunately, we do need to discuss such details in our families, if God forbid this should affect us. I also pray for a long, happy and healthy life. So glad we are recording our families memories and history with our Scrapbooking. Take care x