I found this on Pinterest, and it reminded me of one of my favorite Alzheimer’s stories, a story that was attributed to Ronald Reagan. I couldn’t verify if actually happened to the Reagan family, but regardless of the source, it is a sweet story with a sweet message.
Supposedly, after President Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his son visited him regularly in the residential care facility where he lived. One day as his son left, President Reagan looked at his caregiver and said, “I don’t know who that man is, but he always gives me a hug.”
Your loved one may not remember who you are–as Mom’s condition worsened, she was more likely to talk about me than to me. Even when she couldn’t remember my name, though, she always seemed to remember that she felt safe with me.
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