Life throws some curveballs at all of us. Early onset Alzheimer’s is one of those nobody expects, because we tend to associate Alzheimer’s with old age. Now medical science knows better, and people are getting diagnosed much earlier than before. That doesn’t make it any easier.
There is only one known treatment for Alzheimer’s to date: socialization.
Guess what you get all day at Rosener House Adult Day Services? Socialization! Yes, we provide all the needed therapies and nursing services, along with the respite and support for families. But most of all, what distinguishes Rosener from other programs is the intensive – and just good fun – socialization.
We heard a talk last week from someone who knows this best of all, Ann Davidson.
Ann Davidson, acclaimed author of two books chronicling her late husband’s life with Alzheimer’s disease in two memoirs, is a former speech pathologist who worked with language-impaired children and a former Rosener House family member. Ann’s husband Julian was diagnosed at age 59 while he was prominent physiology professor at Stanford Medical School.
In Alzheimer’s A Love story: One Year in My Husband’s Journey and A Curious Kind of Widow: Loving a Man with Advanced Alzheimer’s she uses her diary to focus on what is important as they both learn to live and cope with the debilitating onset of Alzheimer’s.
Ann credits Rosener House and all the other great family members she met there with helping her and Julian get through this. Read her books sometime; they’re truly love stories.
We tell people to get their loved ones to Rosener House as early as possible. Don’t wait!!!!! Rosener is the gift of potentially many years of being able to function and to live at home. We do help families stay together. To visit or inquire about Rosener House, click here, or call 650-322-0126.