Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. It’s a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in the United States.
All dads are equally special. However, when dad can no longer remember how to do the things he always did without any help, you begin to worry. It really became a reality when your dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.
What do you do when your husband, dad, or loved one begins this journey? How do you honor him on Father’s Day? Believe me; the answer is not that easy. It is important that you and the family show him how much you care about what’s he’s going through.
If his daily life is being disrupted because of his memory, then this memory loss may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
- Memory Loss That Disrupts Daily Life
- Challenges In Planning Or Solving Problems
- Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks At Home, At Leisure
- Confusing With Time Or Place
- Trouble Understanding Visual Images And Spatial Relationships
- New Problems With Words In Speaking Or Writing
- Misplacing Things And Losing The Ability To Retrace Steps
- Decreased Or Poor Judgement
- Withdrawal From Work Or Social Activities
- Changes In Mood And Personality
If you notice any of these signs, please see a doctor.
Over the years, there have been many songs dedicated to fathers. Here’s one of my favorites by the late Luther Vandross, Dance With My Father, https://www.google.com/search?q=luther+vandross+father&oq=luther+vandroos&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.18854j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8.