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Honest Thoughts on Alzheimer’s
Marissa Salvesen

By: Marissa Salvesen on June 25th, 2015

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Honest Thoughts on Alzheimer’s

assisted living  |  Aging & Caregiving

mom-and-me-1One son reflects on how younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease has affected his life and most importantly, the life of his mom, who is living with the disease.

The link below was sent to us by the husband of one of our residents. 

It is a link to his son Trip’s blog, or more specifically, a link to a blog post Trip wrote on Mother’s Day this past May.

Trip reflects on the life of his mom and her diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

His articulate and heartfelt words offer a clear portrait of younger-onset Alzheimer’s and give others an honest look at what it is like for family members living with loved ones with this disease.

We understand that resources and help are limited for this type of Alzheimer’s disease and so we thought it might be worth sharing. Trip’s words are relevant to many families living with loved ones struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia, especially to those who have been diagnosed before age 65.

To learn more about younger-onset Alzheimer’s, click here: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_early_onset.asp If you or a love one has younger-onset Alzheimer’s, please know….you are not alone.

To read Trip’s blog post, click on the link below and feel free to share his thoughts with others that may find them helpful. https://tripcook.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/mom/

(the above link was used with permission)

To learn more about our UMH communities and the memory support services provided for residents and their families, visit: http://www.umh.org/memory-care.


About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

Our Blog is a 2016 Platinum Generations Award Winner! The Generations Award is an annual international competition for excellence in senior marketing recognizing professionals who have communicated to the 50+ Mature Markets.