5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Spending Time With My Grandparents With Alzheimer’s

By Jessica Mixner

I’m sure most of you reading this know, but for those of you who don’t, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys mental functions; most notably, memory. Unfortunately, my family has been affected by this disease several times. While it is devastating to watch your loved ones slowly deteriorate, I have learned very valuable lessons from it that have forever changed the way I live my life. 

1. If you want something, or want to do something, don’t think about it, just do it. Maybe that is a tad impulsive, but life is too short, and I would rather live with “oh wells” than “what ifs”. 

2. Never miss an opportunity to tell the people that you love that you love them. 

3. Don’t hold onto hate, anger, or grudges.

4. Take pictures, lots of them. They’ll be the only thing you have to hold on to should the memories fade away. 

5. Soak in every single moment of your life, even the moments that seem insignificant. 

2 Comments

  1. Lynn Tower

    This is all so very true ! It’s harder on the family than the people affected 😭 new studies show that diet can help and even reverse this BIG TIME !!

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  2. Patty gardner

    Well said, having lost my mom, her sister and mother to this horrible disease I know too well what it takes from all of us. It frightens me to think I may get it that’s why I’m enjoying every day of my life baby!

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