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The Closing of the Window, My Nana's Fight with Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Awarenes

Nov 08, 2022

Originally posted to my YouTube Channel in 2019...

The Closing of the Window, My Nana's Fight with Alzheimer's Disease | Alzheimer's Awareness Month

 📝 In my second semester in college, I wrote a paper for my ENGL 1302 class about my Nana and her battle with Alzheimer's. I knew a little bit about it while she was dealing with the disease but since I was only 14 years old when she passed away, I didn't know what could have caused it. I threw myself into this paper and almost didn't think of anything else for weeks and weeks. Teepa Snow and her videos helped me understand the disease and were a great resource for this project I'm sharing with the world.

📌 My Nana was my Nana. She was fierce. She was smart. She was brave. But even with all of her amazing qualities, Alzheimer's Disease still found a way to steal her from us like chiseling at the stone, taking her piece by piece until she was a shell of the person she once was. In this video, I talk about what I believe could have caused her dementia, some of the early signs she had, and how my family handled taking care of her.
📌 My hope for this video is to just share my Nana's story -- along with my Granny's as she had vascular dementia, which is talked about in the video -- and raise awareness so that there could one day be a cure.

🎶Music -- the YouTube Audio Library🎶

Remember Me -- JR Tundra
Strolling Through -- Silent Partner
Family Album -- Magic in the Other
Mother's Son -- Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

📝 Works Cited 📝

📍Attems, Johannes “Investigating Whether a Particular Type of Amyloid Protein Is Linked to Alzheimer's
📍Chow, Connie & Editorial Team at DailyCaring. “TIA Is a Warning Sign of Stroke and Vascular Dementia.” DailyCaring, 30 May 2017,
📍Coor, Kate “Can Trauma Trigger Dementia?” The Unforgettable Blog, 22 Nov. 2017,
📍Disease Development.” Alzheimer's Society,
📍MacGill, Markus. “Dementia: Symptoms, Treatments, and Causes.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 1 Dec. 2017,
📍Mayo Clinic “Lewy Body Dementia.”, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 9 Aug. 2017,
📍Oken, Barry S, et al. “Stress-Related Cognitive Dysfunction in Dementia Caregivers.” Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dec. 2011,
📍Snow, Teepa “What Is Dementia?” YouTube, YouTube, 23 July 2013,

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