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  • Annie-Girl
    January 07, 2013 - 12:50

    Good for you Elizabeth Allen. It's really unfortunate for those who turn away. They are missing out on love, laughter, advice and more, that people with Alzheimers Disease still have to offer, not only in the early stages, but later on as well. This is a "throw-away" society and I am truly saddened by those who cannot see the value in sick or aging or disabled people. You hit the nail on the head when you say, “It’s really about seeing the person and not the disease.” And although I don't know you personally, what you have said makes me feel that you have even more to offer than you can ever know.

  • jaydee
    January 07, 2013 - 10:15

    My hat goes off to Elizabeth Allen for making her condition public. My aunt had Alzheimers Disease and passed away 1 yr ago. She was a very outgoing person who sang in her church choir, volunteered with various organizations. However when she was diagnosed a lot of her friends and family dropped out of her life. All she had was my dad. mom and my sister and brother. Noone else wanted to be around her. To us she was still our family, you just had to look past the disease. No different than having cancer really. You don't write anyone off because they have cancer so why with Alzheimers.