Early Decisions – Helen Describes Symptoms Her Husband Had and Decisions They Made

Helen Hovdesven shares her story of her late husband, Arne, who had Alzheimer’s disease. She currently serves as co-chair (with Sylvia Mackey) of the Patient and Family Council of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.

Program Notes:
0:12 The disease I studied for physiology was Alzheimer's
1:01 He did have Lyme's disease
2:02 Forgot where the key was
3:00 He made all his own decisions and articulated them
4:03 He has a pacemaker and we didn't replace the battery
5:05 A friend said why don't you let Arne do what he wants?
6:04 Didn't have to worry because she understood
7:06 People shy away when you tell them
8:07 I don't think its forgiveness
9:07 Go and visit your friend
10:05 End