Rick Phelps was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010 at the age of 57. Last Sunday I featured his most recent video in which he communicated by showings messages he had written on cards. Today I’m going back to the first video he made on January 1, 2011. You can see how far the disease has progressed in almost three years, and how much easier it was for him to communicate then than it is now.
In spite of what he is going through, Rick is still active in Memory People, a support group he founded for patients, caregivers, family members and advocates who have been touched by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Look for Memory People on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, call 1-800-272-3900 or go to www.alz.org.
- Alzheimer’s from the Patient’s Viewpoint – Video by Rick Phelps (lifeaftercaregiving.wordpress.com)
- How Dementia Looks from the Inside: I Am Dan Willaford (lifeaftercaregiving.wordpress.com)