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A Caregiver's Story

Posted: 2015-07-01

For several months, Janet and her husband, Jack, managed to hide the signs that a devastating illness was overtaking their family. Jack had Alzheimer's disease.

Like many people in the early stages of this disease - and other dementias - Jack was very good at covering up. When family and friends visited, his long-term memory, which held out the longest, helped him make conversation that seemed normal. And when he talked about what he'd been doing yesterday, nobody knew that what he said was not even close to the truth - nobody, that is, except his wife, who, loyal and proud, never corrected him.