The limited value of worrying.

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Your parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and as their biological child you wonder, “Will that be my fate?”

An article of mine, Me Worry? Not on your Life was recently published on the CogniHealth website, a company that in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, developed a caregiver aid for those – especially family members – providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

I chose the topic of whether or not dementia might be passed along to biological family members because as a daughter who witnessed the decline of her father as a result of dementia, I certainly had an opinion on the matter. Does one need to worry their entire life about the chance of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease?

I hope you will read my article that while transparent and painfully clear, also provides many rays of hope and encouragement for those in similar circumstances.

At the very least, I am certain you will come away with a clearer understanding of how little value worry contributes to ones’ life.

4 thoughts on “The limited value of worrying.

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    December 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    What a wonderful and inspiring article, Irene. Each word resonated with me. My mother’s sister is 93 and sharp as a tack…and then there is my mother. There is no rhyme or reason to this cruel disease. Thanks for writing this. xo

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      Irene Olson responded:
      December 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Aww, you are so welcome, Jill. My heart and soul were written into that CogniHealth piece. ❤️ May you and your family find comfort and joy in the weeks ahead.

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    Mary Riesche said:
    December 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I loved your article about the concerns of being a candidate for Alzheimer’s or any of the tragic diseases that seem to plague so many individuals. Excuse my French but it really seems like a total crapshoot!


      Irene Olson responded:
      December 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      You are so right about that, Mary. All the more reason not to spend an excessive amount of time in the worry-zone. It’s one thing to do all we need to do to stay healthy and I absolutely support that, but in the end, even the most careful lifestyle eventually ends in death. No one has discovered a “cure” for death yet.


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