A Quest For Answers
By: Michelle Remold
I think that one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s, for not only those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia but their caregivers and family as well, is what seems to be a lack of answers available to them. I think it is human nature to ask questions – What? Where? When? How? With many diseases, some questions can be answered or researched, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s or dementia many of the answers to questions asked seem to be hard to come by.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is important to provide people with the information they need to know on where they can find resources and support. Providing resources and information are what make organizations like Alzheimer’s Speaks so valuable.
It is important to help people find the resources and support they need after a diagnosis of any disease, especially Alzheimer’s or dementia. I think we need to share ideas on where to find the information people are looking for. Without helping others find the services, resources, or information they are looking for, dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia can seem very lonely.
It’s important to support and help people going through the disease, so it doesn’t turn into “A Quest For Answers”.
Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.