Going to see your doctor about signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's can be frightening, and may cause resistance and denial in you or your loved one. Once the diagnosis has been made, it's OK to go through feelings of grief and sadness. It takes time to accept the truth. Once you are ready, begin to seek out as much information you can about treatment, caregiving and the disease itself.
"Where's my college ring?" This had become Dad's mantra during some months of his early demented years. I knew he hadn't gotten a ring when he graduated from college. His college career was interrupted by World War II, then work and a family. He went back to school during his work career. I, at age fourteen, attended his college graduation. I…