Growing up, Amy Goyer knew that her father served in WWII. He’d rarely discuss his experiences, but at times he’d show his feelings in small ways, such as: wearing his military jacket while gardening. Or, he’d show his feelings in larger ways, such as: becoming teary-eyed at a variety of memorials.
But, as you’ll see in the video, Amy learned more about her father’s deep love for the military as she became his primary caregiver. Amy’s father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. His memory is leaving him. Yet, even as the memories fade, Amy has discovered that they cannot be entirely forgotten…
If you get inspired by Amy’s story. Well, like her, there are several sons, daughters, husbands and wives currently supporting a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s. Sadly, as is often the case, a time comes when such responsibilities become too much to bear for a family, whether it be due to finances, or due to an inability to advance care as the disease worsens.
You can help.
Garrett D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).