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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Being an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Posted on July 27, 2018


"The moment my mom got her official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about Alzheimer's. It was so freeing." -Member of myALZteam

Caring for someone with a chronic condition can be difficult but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you think you know.

Have you heard the saying, "People don't get it until they get it"? That is so true about Alzheimer's disease.

"The more I learn about Alzheimer's, the more I realize that it's no one's fault." -Member of myALZteam

An Alzheimer's diagnosis forces us to drop our negative assumptions about life with a chronic condition. Members on
myALZteam gain perspective from other members' experiences to become better informed about what it's really like to care for someone with Alzheimer's.

Here are recent conversations from members of myALZteam:

What negative assumptions have you let go of about Alzheimer's? Tell us about it in the comments below or directly on myALZteam.com.

A myALZteam Member said:

We are getting adjusted to the new normal with this disease and this pandemic. I was pretty familiar with the ways this disease progresses, since i observed my father and my father -in-law's journey… read more

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