posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 11:04 AM
At first I was going to bypass this discussion, and then decided to weigh in, as I have direct experience with this topic and subject matter:
Alzheimer’s Disease, is a horrible disease, the person will never get better, and not baring a miracle, will eventually lose all capacity to reason
and comprehend what all is going on. It is a nightmare for the person and the family, who are often the first line of caregivers for a person
suffering from this.
What is not stated, is that the caregivers, give tirelessly and with compassion to a person who has this disease, endless days and nights, week after
week, hoping that the next round of medicines will do some good, all of the while, without rest, or hope, without support and give up much,
sacrificing everything all for the love for the person who is suffering, in an unconditional way.
The person suffering is in a point of mental confusion, never knowing the day or the time, lost within their own being, often looking for reasons, as
they can no longer care for themselves, having to deal with changes, and being terrified of those changes, getting mean about such. They lose all
track of time, their internal clocks are gone and ultimately, their minds slowly slip away.
It is agonizing to watch the downward spiral, even with the medications, it is one that can drain a caregiver emotionally, mentally and physically, to
the point where they get sick, and need rest. Families try to care for their loved ones, spouses, siblings and parents with this disease, only to in
the long run, forced to watch, in horror and grief, as their loved one is locked away for their safety.
Pat Robinson, needs to get a bolt from what ever god he worships, for the lack of compassion on his part. It is cruel and horrible, not even thinking
of what the spouses are feeling, and knowing or the emotional distress that his statement would cause on the part of the person with Alzheimer’s or
their families. It is a lack of understanding and compassion, and funny something tells me that Jesus would have never abandoned his mother or
father, if they were struck and would ultimately have condemned the person who did such.
I know of this disease, not cause I suffer from it, but cause I am a caregiver for a person who has it. And believe me, it is emotionally horrible
when the person looks right at you, and can not even recognize your face, even though you are the child or sibling of such. People who are in this
position of being a caregiver, do not need that kind of advice, rather they need sound advice from people who have experience on such, cause time is a
luxury they do not have, and they need professional help. This disease, this form of dementia, has crept up through the years to be in the number 6
spot for causes of deaths.
My advise for Pat Robinson, is that he needs to go and spend time on an Alzheimer’s ward, and then time with families who are caregivers for those
with this horrible disease, to see how they have to cope and manage, and learn from it, maybe in time find out that his advice was the absolutely the
The one question arises, would you abandon someone you love in their hour of need, forgoing giving them all of your love, cause it is the right thing