Embracing Alzheimer's Disease

A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. She mentioned that in spite of his challenges, the student is a content, personable, and humorous young man who is a joy to be with. “His parents really embrace who he is,” she went on to say. “You can always tell the special needs students who have parents like this.” As I reflected on our conversation, I began to think about the parallels between the experience of a family such as this […]