Alzheimer’s and dementia are generally devastating for not only the patient, but the patient’s family as well. But every now and then, there’s a brief moment of clarity that shines a light back onto what once was!
Such was the case when Elaine Rusk asked her father, Norm, if he knew he had Alzheimer’s. His answer is as heartwarming as it is hopeful – and it left his daughter smiling from ear to ear.
Norm is a perfect example that just because he can’t remember things all the time, doesn’t mean he’s gone altogether!
In 2014, when Norm was 89 years old, he was diagnosed with the disease. Instead of panicking, Eliane decided to take the leap and become her father’s full time caretaker. Now they spend all day together – taking in the great outdoors (with Norm in a wheelchair), playing games and rediscovering a hobby that he once loved!