A Journey Through Alzheimers
By Jeanne Weisberg
With her oldest daughter (now 31) off camera asking questions, Jeanne shares her experiences, challenges and insights about her husbands, and the family’s, journey through Alzheimers. From the diagnosis until his death, 15 years later. She shares this in the hope that she might be able to help someone who is going through similar difficult times.
Jeanne Weisberg
Jeanne Weisberg has been an Executive Assistant for as long as she could remember. In 1998, with two children ages 8 and 5, Jerry was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 49 years old but began showing signs of the illness several years earlier. He passed away 15 years later at the age of 64. Jeanne describes herself as an ordinary person who was thrown into an extremely challenging situation where she had to juggle the wellbeing of her children and husband while being the main breadwinner. At the time, the only Alzheimer support available was for elderly people and there was absolutely nothing for someone with young children.