Chloe & Her Dad: From a Child’s Perspective

When I first found out that my Dad had Alzheimer’s it was hard to go through because most other Dad’s are not going through this. I was only 6 years old at the time. My younger brother was 3 and my older brother was 9.

I knew that it would change my life because it meant my Dad would not always be there for me. I want people to know that it is not his fault he has this disease at a young age. I feel sad because if my Dad were older I would be grown-up and could care for him. There would also probably be a cure.

Right now they do not have a cure. I still believe that there is a cure. In my dreams, I think the cure could come from unicorns. I am hopeful and optimistic that there will be a cure soon.

I like spending time with my Dad. I like to play basketball and do the things that he still enjoys doing like going out to sushi. He and I also like to play with my puppy named Stella. I also like to introduce him to my friends. I feel supported because my friends pray for my Dad when we are at church.

I feel that it is sad that my Dad can’t remember everything. I feel he deserves more than that. Some of the people I know ask questions because they are confused that my Dad has a disease for old people. I want people to know that it is not his fault he has this disease at a young age. People need to live beyond their fears and enjoy people with Alzheimer’s disease because they are still wonderful people.

I love you Dad!!!!