Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, a global effort to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around Alzheimer's disease. We read about it, we fear the disease and we still avoid discussing it with aging loved ones.
It’s not just our elders who fear delving into the subject of possible dementia. It’s us, too, the adult children. It’s too scary to think it could happen to our own family members. But it can, and when that happens, families experience extreme stress arising from zero preparation for this possibility.