Sharing Mom’s Story

Sharing Mom’s Story

Yesterday I spent 6 hours in front of the camera.  Aegis Living is going to be the subject of a documentary coming out this fall. It is a blend of telling our story and sharing Mom’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.

I was nervous initially about the idea, then I got more comfortable with it as I know this will help people struggling with this horrible disease. I felt a bit awkward talking about mom in front of a camera and wondering if anything I said was worthy. But as I divulged some of the more painful stories, I looked up to the see the interviewer and assistant director crying. I guess it was worthy.

Stay tuned for the this exciting development.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Dwayne,

    I have been reading your blog and appreciate the thoughtfull, insightfull and interesting articles you write.

    I heard a piece on NPR about improv classes for Alzheimers patients. This might be something you could add to your communities or probably already have;) If I have any ideas to help make Aegis a better place for people to live I will share them.

    Thanks for doing the work you do. I wish you had a community in Lake Chelan Washington. My grandparents are getting really close to needing daily help, but are too stubborn to move to the west side of the mountains.

    Sincerely,

    Nathan Sikes

  2. Linda Gillan RN
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    My mom was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers. I flew to Wisconsin last December after making an appointment for her to see a gerontologist. My dad’s fears were addressed finally as she was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. She has since been diagnosed with Alzheimers and is now taking aricept. It is a journey that affects the whole family. I wish I was closer to her and the family but have lived in Washington State for over 25years. Maybe Aegis will expand to in the Midwest?
    I have heard so many good things about your company and the care it gives its seniors.
    Thank You for all you and your family does.
    Linda Gillan RN

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