Dear family and friends,

We will celebrate our 50th birthdays with you on May 6th in Copenhagen.
Sadly Anne-Mette's parents won't be able to participate in the celebration as her father is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He is currently in a stage of the disease which requires 24 hour support of her mother.
If you feel like, instead of a gift, please donate to the Danish Alzheimer's Association on this page. We would be very grateful for your support.

Love Anne-Mette & Andreas

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. It is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe memory loss and loss of other intellectual capabilities, like reasoning and thinking, that are severe enough to cause problems in daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the disease in 1906.
Alzheimer’s largest risk factor is aging. However, it is not a normal part of aging. While the majority of people who have Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65, it can happen in someone younger. Early-onset Alzheimer’s is when the disease becomes noticeable in someone in their 40s or 50s. About 5 percent of people with this disease are in this age group.
This is a disease that progressively gets worse over time. In late stages, someone with Alzheimer’s may not be able to communicate or reason with those around them. They will also eventually need full-time care for everyday life. The average life span of someone with the disease is eight years after diagnosis, but they can live up to 20 years depending on other health conditions. There is no cure at this time. However, there are treatments that can slow the progression and improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be a challenge physically, emotionally, and financially. It often involves a major shift in a relationships, when a child begins caring for a mother or a spouse begins caring for their spouse. It can be very challenging to care for someone who can be irritable, paranoid, or not even believe they need care at times. Many caregivers deal with guilt, frustration, and grief over the loss of the relationship.

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