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See What It’s Like to Go Grocery Shopping with Alzheimer’s

Chances are, you already have someone in your life with Alzheimer’s and know the importance of trying to understand that person’s point of view so you can help them more effectively.

But even if you don’t know anyone with the disease, you’re still likely to run into people during your normal day-to-day activities who are suffering from some form of dementia and may need your help. Perhaps in your workplace, in a busy mall, in a parking garage. Or maybe in a grocery store. The more aware you are of the disease and its effects, the more likely you are to understand the symptoms for what they are and be able to offer the appropriate help.

If you want to know more about Alzheimer’s, how it affects its victims, and what you can do to help an Alzheimer’s patient who seems to be having trouble navigating the system, you’ve come to the right place!

In this video, Ann, who has had Alzheimer’s for more than a decade, explains what a trip to the grocery store is generally like for her. Some of the things she has trouble with (how to use a sink, for example) may surprise you!

To get more insight into what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s, try this poignant video.

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Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?