Alzheimer's and The Invisible Siblings


Should be of interest to any family touched by Alzheimer's disease. Share.

If you’re burdened by a family member who is missing-in-action, what do you do?...
Buried in the comments to Bob’ s article, In the Bunkhouse, Random Thoughts Edition, and in reference to the growing number of Alzheimer's caregivers (almost 15 million), I noticed this exchange:
Carol Wright: "What I'd really like stats on, are those who have a close relative with Alzheimer's ... and they refuse to help. I want a stat on the deadbeats so they can see themselves officially identified. Right now they are invisible".
Nancy: “ Hear, Hear!!! I totally agree!! If everyone who identified themselves as a primary caregiver also indicated how many siblings they have who do not help … well, my conservative estimate is another 15 million!!!”
Many of us who are the One have experienced intense disappointment, hurt, and anger when we feel like we've been abandoned to our mission by those with an equal stake in our loved one’ s care.
Reading the above exchange made me wonder about those invisible siblings and adult children.

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