Because it affects our most valuable asset, the mind, Alzheimer’s Disease presents challenges different from other diseases, forcing patients and families to learn new ways of connecting and communicating. Interestingly, author Julie Interrante views this as something of a gift. “AD allows us to bypass our old ways of thinking and believing,” she writes. “It often leaves us more open to the present moment if we are willing to slow down and let go of our insistence that things should be different.” In this CareNote, she helps readers learn how to live fully past the diagnosis of AD.
By Julie Interrante