Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most tragic ailments that have produced a lot of poignant stories in this world. this ailment happens when some parts of the brain cannot function well because of proteins called amyloid and tau build u in the brain. These elements cause interference of thinking and memory, the nerve cells become abnormally capable. During the first stages of the disease, the patient may notice mild confusion in remembering some things. And as time flies, people with the ailment may even forget those significant people in their lives. Some have to undergo unconditioned dramatic personality changes. This is the time where they get to hurt people around them without them even knowing.
The medical group have been trying to find cure for this kind of disease. Though they have created some medicines that can temporarily improve the symptoms, there is no invented medicine that can totally cure the disease yet. The most important thing we can ever give to those suffering from this ailment is unending patience and understanding. We should also seek some advises from experts and have strong network of support.
Glen Campbell: I’m Not Gonna Miss You
Glen Campbell and his struggle with Alzheimer’s during the last years of his life have been the the talk of the town especially in the country music world. His large number of supporters have been sending thoughts of encouragement since he announced his diagnosis of the disease in 2011. He suffered from the effects of the ailment for seven years and finally rest in peace in 2017. Despite his ailment, he was able to record a song that comprises his final message to the people he will leave, particularly his wife Kim Woollen. A part of his song goes:
You’re the last person I will love
You’re the last face I will recall
And best of all
I’m not gonna miss you
In response, Woollen said in an interview,
“It’s heartbreaking to hear. On the other side, he’s saying, ‘Don’t worry about me. I’m gonna be OK. You’re the one who’s gonna have a hard time.’ And it’s true because he doesn’t know the pain we’re going through. It is heartbreaking every single day. Sometimes, I’m really depressed.”
glen campbell, I'm not gonna miss you