Caring for Alzheimer's Patients: A Guide for Family and Healthcare Providers

By Gary D. Miner; Linda A. Winters-Miner et al. | Go to book overview

Chapter 9B
Interview with
Ester May Reiswig

When my husband began to show signs of being a lazy farmer—and the Germans aren't—I took him to the doctor, and the doctor gave him a thyroid medicine to improve his physical activity. It was also supposed to help his memory. But it didn't appear to help his memory, and he appeared to be getting lazier. So by the time he was forty-two, I began to take him to other doctors to try to find out what was the matter. There were various things that they would say was happening, and they would try to do something but didn't have any success.

The strange thing was that, as we went from one doctor to another, my husband was asked the age of his youngest son, and this son would get progressively younger, while the two older children stayed the same age. He couldn't remember who the President of United States was or what his

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