My Mother-in-Law Has Alzheimer's

31 minutes

What is it like to have a mother-in-law battling Alzheimer’s? Our mom, Carmen, is a loving mother-in-law to our four spouses. They are just as involved in her Alzheimer’s journey as we are.

In Episode 22 of Alz In The Fam, the Fair siblings are joined by our four spouses to discuss what it has been like for them.

In the episode, we ask our spouses about their experience with our mom’s Alzheimer’s disease, when they first noticed changes in our mom and how they think it has impacted our family.

Each of our spouses share incredibly fond memories of their mother-in-law before she began showing signs of Alzheimer’s. Nicknamed ‘Car-mom’, she embraced each of our spouses and welcomed them wholeheartedly into our family.

As our family has watched the disease progress, it has been difficult on our spouses. Helping in the caregiving process, accommodating her growing needs over the years and acting as emotional support for us siblings are only the tip of the impact that her disease has had on them.

While each spouse and sibling alike has had their own experience with our mom’s Alzheimer’s, one thing is certain – the Fair clan has always been close knit but becoming a caregiver team and support system has strengthened our bond even further.

 

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