A few years ago, I knew nothing about Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. I joke that I couldn’t even spell it correctly, however, that is actually true.
Now I’ve typed the word Alzheimer’s so many times, it’s ingrained into my muscle memory much like a routinely-typed password.
I had a severely misguided view of the disease, which involved an image of a little, old lady in the corner of a nursing home. To even type those words embarrasses me now.
But this is a reminder to me that the vast majority of people around the world have a similar view, and a complete misunderstanding about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Thus, I’m trying to help change this by debunking many of the myths, so that others have a better understanding, which hopefully results in more compassion and empathy.
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