Your Answers: The Worst Alzheimer's Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 13, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("Just hire someone") to the plain unhelpful ("Try to enjoy it"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • He/she is just not there anymore
  • Try to enjoy it
  • Are you going to put him/her in a home?
  • Just keep reminding them...
  • “It doesn’t seem that bad...”
  • They might be faking it...
  • Just hire someone...
  • God doesn't give you more than you can handle
  • Everyone forgets things sometimes

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about Alzheimer's do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

A myALZteam Member said:

I find by talking about what our family went through I am educating people about this devastating disease. Many people I have talked to also had a… read more

posted 1 day ago

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