An 80-year-old man insists on bringing his wife breakfast in the nursing home every morning. When asked “Why is his wife in a retirement home?” He replied, “She has Alzheimer’s disease.”
So he was asked, “Would your wife be worried if one day you didn’t come and bring her breakfast?” and he said, “She doesn’t remember, She doesn’t even know who I am, she hasn’t recognized me for five years.”
Surprised, a nurse asked him:
“Why do you bring your wife breakfast every morning, even though she doesn’t recognize you?” The man smiled, looked her in the eye, then said, “she doesn’t know who I am, but I know who she is.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. Dementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms are related to physical and functional changes in the brain. Dementia usually affects a person’s memory, thinking skills, and personality. In the later stages, a person with dementia has difficulty taking care of themselves.
Alzheimer’s disease also occurs more often in women than in men. About two-thirds of people who have Alzheimer’s disease are women.