Alzheimer's Has Cursed My Family

Have you ever sat and wondered who is next? My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and so did her mother and sister. It seems to only be attacking the women in our family. I mean wasn’t Eve enough of a curse on women?!

To be very transparent, there are more times than I would like to admit that I have the thought… “Is my mom next in line?”… “Will I be next?” I am my mother’s only child and I witnessed first hand my mom and uncle share the responsibility of my granny. My uncle more so because he lived in the same state. The decision was made to put her in a nursing home.

My mom and I would drive to Chicago at least once a month to be with her. I absolutely despised that place. Here I am an only child wondering if I would have to put my mom in a place like that. It makes me sick to my stomach and often cry at the thought of it. It is my passion to bring awareness to millennials because we are at the age where we will be taking care of our parents.

The last event my granny was physically able to attend was my high school graduation. I don’t have any children of my own yet and I am 31 yrs old. One of my prayers is that my mother will be able to witness me starting my own family and to be able to watch her grandchildren grow up!

Am I the only one that has these thoughts?