United Front is pleased to announce the launch of a new online community of highly active caregivers, on and offline. These individuals make up a group of dedicated individuals who will be a supportive presence in Caregiving NOW, an online community for caregivers throughout Minnesota. In the coming months we’ll introduce other caregivers from the group and share their stories. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this online community, or would like more information about Caregiving NOW, please contact United Front.
Mary Margaret Lehmann’s Story
“Alzheimer’s was not part of the future my husband, Ken, and I visualized, as we looked forward to our anticipated retirement, in CA. Ken had had a long career in the furniture industry, as an interior designer and executive of a large furniture company. In addition, he was a college professor of interior design and history of furniture. I was very busy as a mother, as well as speech pathologist for 30 years. I went back to school at age 59 to get another degree at U.C. Davis, to become a Literacy Coach and ultimately an adjunct professor at UCLA. During this very busy time, I had noticed some changes in Ken’s personality, behaviors and memory, here and there, over a period of several years, which I questioned. Our doctor said he felt they were signs of normal aging. As time went on, however, Ken was withdrawing more and more from our friends and social situations. Then, one day, in October 2009, Ken told me that he could not remember how to access our bank account online. Read the rest of this entry →