Our beautiful mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the young age of 68. When I first noticed that something just wasn’t right with her, we immediately had the basic tests run and found she had thyroid cancer. After that surgery, her symptoms increased dramatically. My fears were solidified after having blood tests and MRI’s that confirmed…Alzheimer’s. Like the thief it truly is, the disease has intensified over the past 5 1/2 years. Blank looks have replaced the sparkle in her eyes. Fear controls her spirit. Confusion replaces confidence. The independent, positive woman is now reliant on those around her for the most basic of needs. The thief has robbed us of her. The woman who once was our rock. The adored matriarch of our family. Love is powerful yet this disease has restructured our hearts…making us yearn for who our mom used to be. Find a cure. We have to. No one should have to watch the cruelty of this disease. #nanny #mom #wife #sister #friend