Kathy Knowles

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Location Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Introduction I've been married to Billy for 32 years, and a little over seven years ago he was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at age 50. I began blogging in order to keep family and friends updated on Billy's condition. Along the way I learned that my blog helps others who are caring for a family member who has Alzheimer's, and it makes others aware of all that goes with this disease that robs the victims and their families of so much. Billy is a resident in a nursing home where he resides in the Memory Unit, a set of rooms that is locked, so that residents cannot wander away and the staff is trained to deal with dementia patients. The staff to patient ratio is much smaller, so they can tend to their needs better, but they could always use another hand. Our daughter, Shelley and her husband, Andrew, visit Billy often as do his two sisters. I try to go daily, but some days I can't make it, and I really miss him. I like seeing him every day, even though we don't have conversations that much. It's nice to sit quietly together. I'm honored that God entrusted me to care for a precious man whom I've known and loved since I was 18 years old.