Coming to Terms – Helen Deals with Her Husband’s Inability to Communicate Clearly

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:
0:08 Participating in things that would help
1:01 I was a health advocate professionally
2:03 How blessed we are to reach 80 or more and have our body and mind
3:06 Picked up his arm and had taken his watch off
4:05 There's a real I know you way deep down
5:02 To read what the patient isn't saying
6:07 They were so frustrated because he wanted to stop
7:03 Must like yourself first
8:04 You go home alone, you are socially isolated
9:17 End