The onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms can be an intensely frightening experience. Imagine being unable to remember your closest family and friends, or being unable to complete simple tasks, or forgetting where and when you are. Simple things like loved one’s names, the route to the grocery store, and even writing out a check can all feel like insurmountable tasks to complete. Imagine slowly acknowledging that something is wrong and having no option but to endure it. If you’re reading this, chances you are you either in the midst of witnessing someone close to you experience this. They may even be your spouse of upwards of 30 - 40 years. It can be difficult to understand the shame and fear of Alzheimer’s. It can cause some people to become withdrawn and to hide their symptoms from loved ones. If you believe that something is wrong with a loved one’s mental and physical well being, they may be attempting to hide symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.