Psychological Support – Helen Talks About Receiving Psychological Support for Both She and Her Husband

March 3, 2017



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:
0:16 Referred to Hopkins
1:13 This is a long, long goodbye
2:10 Use their psychiatric support
3:03 When Arne was diagnosed we saw a psychologist together
4:04 I never lied to Arne in my life
5:04 He was comfortable sleeping by himself
6:10 I told him myself he would stay at assisted living
7:09 The reason it looks so familiar
8:08 Asked a friend to meet me
9:04 The psychologist called me
10:00 End

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