People open up about having a loved one with Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's and dementia affect nearly 44 million people worldwide, drastically separating mental states from reality. Alzheimer's is a disease that is particularly difficult to watch affect loved ones, because it leads to memory loss and extreme confusion - sons, daughters, grandchildren, and many more often take the emotional hits of being forgotten by a family member suffering from Alzheimer's. Watching a loved one's mental clarity deteriorate can affect morale, stability and faith for a person, but it can also lead to support, pride and patience. Several people who have someone close to them suffering from Alzheimer's took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to reveal the raw truths of what it's like to be in their shoes.

Sometimes, losing the past makes it hard to look toward the future:
My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer

You can put a positive spin on the opportunity to create an backstory for yourself that's exciting for you and your loved one:
My grandma has Alzheimer

The disease can be especially hard to watch, especially when it affects someone close to you:
My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer

It lends an amazing opportunity to build emotional resilience and a capacity for unconditional love:
My dad has Alzheimer

It's often very difficult to separate personal happiness from the struggles of a loved one:
my mom has late stage Alzheimer

Just because someone has Alzheimer's, it doesn't mean that he's unhappy:
My grandpa has Alzheimer

It's easy to feel like you've lost someone with Alzheimer's even when she is standing right in front of you:
My grandma has Alzheimer

It's the little things in life:
I hate mornings but my grandma has Alzheimer

Patience is a virtue:
I can

There's always room for a new beginning:
My father has Alzheimer

Sometimes, living in the past can be eternally beautiful:
My grandad has Alzheimer

For confessions about Alzheimer's, check out Whisper.

To see how the heartwarming way in which Alzheimer's patients reacted to poetry, watch the video below:
The Power of a Poem: How Poetry Can Help Alzheimer's Patients with Memory Loss

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