Most people know their daily routine inside out, so people with Alzheimer's disease may not notice if they start to miss a few tasks. Without realizing it, they may start wearing their pants backward or making a mess in the kitchen that they cannot remember later. People with Alzheimer’s disease find it hard to accept that their mental health is slowly declining. They worry frequently and feel vulnerable, which is why they need support and reassurance. Alzheimer’s is something everyone should take seriously. Here is the devastating reality of what it is like to live with the disease.
A collection of heartbreaking photographs sheds some light on the extraordinary lives of elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. One photo shows a long-retired firefighter looking at himself in the mirror. But instead of seeing wrinkles, dull skin, and gray hair, the man stares back at his younger self. Another image reveals an old man stirring a cup of coffee while looking at his reflection in the mirror. The mirror shows a younger version of himself working in a laboratory, stirring chemicals in a beaker. In a third photo, an elderly woman holds a comb for her white hair, but what she sees in the mirror is a young, dark-haired school teacher holding a notebook in her arms.