Anecdotes, is a platform to share your experiences. It provides a positive environment for support, ideas, and camaraderie. We are a community that exchanges stories and suggestions on caring for our loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s. To share your stories, please send them to info@all-alz.com. Include a photo if you wish (jpeg). Everything you send us will be read and many of your stories will be posted right here.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us…

Sarah McCracken I’ll Always Be Your Baby Girl
There is so much darkness associated with this process that sometimes it can feel as if there is no good, no relief, no light. But all it takes is one single moment to realize that love is so much more powerful than any negative thing Dementia can throw at you. More…

Jann Arden
To be able to have a place to gather information and ask questions and vent is so very important. I wish I had access to something like this 10 years ago when it started happening to me and my family. This site will help make navigating your new reality a LOT easier. More…

Ali Poole
I have the privilege of being on the team of caregivers for a very special lady, Margie. I have learned so much from Margie. Although she is in the end stages of the disease, she still has moments of clarity and a twinkle in her eye. More…

June’s Song, Wendy Chalmers
One day I took my mom and my daughter to see the musical Carousel in Stratford. She slept through much of the production but awoke with a start when she heard them singing the song “June is Bustin’ Out all Over”. She leaned over and said to me “They are singing that song just for me!” More…

A Whiskey Sour for Mum!  Chloë Arnould
There are a few restaurants in Mum’s neighbourhood where we’ve been to several times, so the staff know her well. At her favourite pub, as soon as the bartender sees her now, he calls from across the room, “A Whiskey Sour for Mum! The special one. Coming right up!” More…

Dancing In The Aisles! Karen Harrington
Surprisingly, in the earlier years, the happiest memories happened when we were travelling. Some people may want to shy away from travelling with someone with Alzheimer’s but I believe if you go prepared and don’t wear yourselves out, the experience will definitely be worth it. More…

The Elderly – A Poem
The most important thing is you will feel fulfillment and will be rewarded
By helping and taking care of others so they can move forward
Everyone needs to know they have someone who cares about their life
This eliminates a lot of sadness and strife More…