Our Early-Stage Alzheimer’s group is growing. That’s good, and perhaps it is because our professional advisors from the Alzheimer’s Association are keeping us busy with brain stimulating social activities. And as a result, we are meeting new people who are also living with the disease.
This week our Early-Stage Group met at the Skylight Music Theatre in downtown Milwaukee for an afternoon of musical entertainment. The program, titled “That’s Amore”, was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon together. I sang all the way home. Poor Dan- LOL! He is the one with better vocals! We loved the up-beat entertainment and people in our early-stage group did relate. I witnessed it as I glanced around the room. I could see it in their eyes and body language. I saw smiles on couples faces, hand-holding and singing and humming along.
“That’s Amore” was all about how care partners share a unique love, worthy of thousands of accolades. That’s how the program read. It makes us realize how much our spouses, who are now our care-givers, give of themselves for their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Skylight Cabaret is now a sweet memory. Thank you from the bottom of my heart-and my mind, for now.
Having this Group has been great. Everyone – people with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners – have benefitted so much from the monthly meetings. It’s all about support, information, bonding and friendship building.
We are all learning to cope with the life changes. My husband and I have made many strong friendships with other couples in the Group. We look forward to the next Social Activity for our Group at a Water Park in the Wisconsin Dells.
I want to say thank you to the Alzheimer’s Association. They have kept us focused in a very caring and positive way.