Best 50+ Quotes about Alzheimers Disease

Quotes about Alzheimers Disease

  • “Alzheimer’s caregivers are heroes.”- Leeza Gibbons
  • “We remember their love when they can no longer remember.”
  • “Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer’s.”- Jerry Stiller
  • “They may not be able to remember who we are but they feel us just the same.” – Amanda Dillion
  • “To put it simply our brain span should match our lifespan.”- Meryl Comer
  • “I think I’m getting a little bit of Alzheimer’s. Just a little.”- Christopher Walken
  • “Jewish Alzheimer’s is forgetting everything except a grudge.”- Maureen Lipman
  • “Alzheimer’s disease is death before death, and I’m terrified of it.”- Joey Comeau
  • “If you want to avoid Alzheimer’s disease, sleep 8 hours a night.”- Deepak Chopra
  • “One of the hardest things you will ever have to do, my dear, is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.”
  • “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”- Tia Walker
  • Although your loved one may not remember you or might do things that frustrate you, this is the time when he or she needs you the most. – Angie Nunez Merryman
  • “Though those with Alzheimer’s might forget us, we as a society must remember them.”
  • “People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen, so that we can find a cure!”- Julianne Moore
  • “Alzheimer’s disease locks all the doors and exits. There is no reprieve, no escape.”- Patti Davis
  • “We’re really a composite of our life experiences – memory layered upon memory and Alzheimer’s steals that away.” – Meryl Comer
  • “Alzheimer’s usually comes later than AIDS, but I decline to call that progress.”- Mason Cooley
  • “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.”- Sigmund Freud
  • “The person who has Alzheimer’s knows that pieces of the puzzle are missing, and they are terrified.”
  • Alzheimer’s is one of the cleverest thief, because she not only steals from you, but she steals the very thing you need to remember what’s been stolen. – Jaord Kintz
  • “The best thing I ever did with my life was stand up and say I’ve got Alzheimer’s.”- Terry Pratchett
  • There are two types of people in this world, those who would take an Alzheimer’s patient on a joy ride and those that would say it was a waste of gas. Which one are you.?
  • “Do you know what Irish Alzheimer’s is? It’s when you forget everything but your grudges.”- Dana Gould
  • “I think the best thing I ever did with my life was stand up and say I’ve got Alzheimer’s.”- Terry Pratchett
  • “At the moment I’m just falling, falling…just falling as it were, I think of things and then they go away forever.”
  • “Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.”- George Carlin
  • “To love a person is to learn the song in their heart, and sing it to them when they have forgotten.” – Arne Garborg
  • “I must admit I am nervous about getting Alzheimer’s. Once it hits, I might tell my best joke and never know it.”- Joan Rivers
  • “You can’t converse with Alzheimer’s sufferers in the way you do with others; the dialogue tends to go round in circles.”- Kevin Whately
  • “Alzheimer’s disease starts when a protein that should be folded up properly misfolds into a kind of demented origami.”- Gregory Petsko
  • “Alzheimer’s… it is a barren disease, as empty and lifeless as a desert. It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories.”- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • “I’m in awe of people out there who deal with Alzheimer’s, because they have to deal with death 10 times over, year after year.”- Marcia Wallace
  • “The thing about Alzheimer’s is that it’s sort of like all these little, small deaths along the way, before they actually physically die.”- Lucinda Williams
  • “It occurred to me that at one point it was like I had two diseases – one was Alzheimers, and the other was knowing I had Alzheimers.”- Terry Pratchett
  • “I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer’s is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself – Who are they then?”- Bob DeMarco
  • “I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer’s disease where they slowly began to recover other people’s lost memories.”- George Carlin
  • “The great tragedy of Alzheimer’s disease, and the reason why we dread it, is that it leaves us with no defence, not even against those who love us.”- P. D. James
  • “It is a strange, sad irony that so often, in the territory of a disease that robs an individual of memory, caregivers are often the forgotten.” – Karen Wilder
  • “There is a version of Alzheimer’s which is early onset Alzheimer’s. And it’s – it’s horrible, because people do get it in their 50s and 60s. And it’s terrible.”- Patti Davis
  • “Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease.”- David Hyde Pierce
  • “Ronald Reagan’s well documented final battles with Alzheimer’s disease were fought with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought.”- Bill Jenkins
  • “Each form of Alzheimer’s disease should perturb different brain networks and so influence the concentration of different proteins that can be measured in the blood.”- Leroy Hood
  • “I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done.” — Ronald Reagan
  • “Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a situation that can utterly consume the lives and well-being of the people giving care, just as the disorder consumes its victims.”- Leeza Gibbons
  • “People do not realize that Alzheimer’s is not old age. It is a progressive and fatal disease and staggering amounts of people develop Alzheimer’s every day.”- Melina Kanakaredes
  • “Alzheimer’s, while a horrible shroud that keeps out so many joys of life, also blanketed away the aggressive and shrill dimensions of modern life.” — Rick Steves
  • “People think it’s a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer’s. But in my mother’s case, it’s different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. For the first time in her life, she’s happy.”- Amy Tan
  • “It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer’s you are an old fart. That’s how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.”- Terry Pratchett
  • “Alzheimer’s is literally killing us, and the only way to fight this ‘crime’ is through a groundswell of people who continue to raise their voices and funds to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.”- Tess Gerritsen
  • “I think the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest. Particularly because the person knows that they are losing awareness. They’re aware that they’re losing awareness, and you see them struggling.”- Patti Davis
  • “You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It’s the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it helps prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well.”- Mehmet Oz
  • “Alzheimer’s is brutal. I mean, it’s associated with losing your memory, but you don’t just forget who people are; you also forget how to talk, how to eat, how to do everything. That’s hard to wrap your head around until you actually see it.” — Seth Rogen
  • “I hate Alzheimer’s. It is one of the most awful things because, here is a loved one, this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly, that person is gone. They’re gone. They are gone.”- Pat Robertson
  • “Suffering is always hard to quantify especially when the pain is caused by as cruel a disease as Alzheimer’s. Most illnesses attack the body; Alzheimer’s destroys the mind and in the process, annihilates the very self.”- Jeffrey Kluger
  • “What really scares me is Alzheimer’s or premature senility, losing that ability to read and enjoy and to write. And you do it, and some days maybe aren’t so good, and then some days, you really catch a wave, and it’s as good as it ever was.”- Stephen King
  • “You have to be patient with [Alzheimer’s]. Once you understand that it’s a medical condition, you become a little more compassionate. You get less frustrated.” — Kim Campbell
  • “I am saddened when I hear these words -this is not the person I knew – because those words objectify the person suffering from Alzheimer’s. When you objectify a person you also dehumanize them. Once dehumanized the person becomes a villain.”- Bob DeMarco
  • “Alzheimer’s is a disease for which there is no effective treatment whatsoever. To be clear, there is no pharmaceutical agent, no magic pill that a doctor can prescribe that will have any significant effect on the progressive downhill course of this disease.”- David Perlmutter
  • “I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.”  –  Melody Beattie
  • “As a writer, I have to admit, there is something darkly compelling about Alzheimer’s because it attacks the two things most central to a writer’s craft – language and memory, which together make up an individual’s identity. Alzheimer’s makes a new character out of a familiar person.” – Charlie Pierce
  • “Alzheimer’s disease is never an ‘accident’ in a marriage. It falls under the purview of God’s sovereignty. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, this means God’s unconditional and sacrificial love has an opportunity to be even more gloriously displayed in a life together.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

Alzheimer’s motivational quotes

  • “Dementia care—it’s not rocket science, it’s heart science.” – Gail Weatherill, RN
  • “We believe communicating effectively with someone with Alzheimer’s is not just about using language, it is connecting through their senses such as touch, visual cues and sound” – Peter Ross, CEO & co-founder of Senior Helpers
  • “Release in your mind who your loved one used to be and accept who they are today.” – J. Rusnak, PhD
  • “Please remember the real me when I cannot remember you.” – Julie White
  • “Even If I can’t cure, I can still care.” – Sally P. Karioth RN, PhD
  • “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Socrates
  • “You may share the same memories from your youth with us time and time again, but the sheer joy you show in telling those stories with such a big smile goes beyond making up the loss of new stories.” – Renee Fry
  • “Forgetting past memories doesn’t mean that you were not a part of it. You build those memories and your loved ones know it well.” – Caroline Lee
  • “You have to be patient with Alzheimer’s. Once you understand that it’s a medical condition, you become a little more compassionate. You get less frustrated.” – Kim Campbell
  • “I am seeking, I am not lost. I am forgetful, I am not gone.” – Koenig Coste
  • Our value lies in what we are and what we have been, not in our ability to recite the recent past.” – Homer
  • “Alzheimer’s caregivers are heroes.” – Leeza Gibbons
  • “There is a fountain of youth: It’s in your mind, your talents, the creativity you brought into your life, and the lives of people you loved” – Sophia Loren
  • “If you want to avoid Alzheimer’s disease, sleep eight hours a night.” – Deepak Chopra
  • “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” – Tia Walker
  • “No matter who you are, what you’ve accomplished, what your financial situation is—when you’re dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s, you yourself feel helpless. The parent can’t work, can’t live alone, and is totally dependent, like a toddler. As the disease unfolds, you don’t know what to expect.” – Maria Shriver
  • “You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It’s the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons as well.” – Dr. Mehmet Oz
  • “Alzheimer’s creates a kind of friction that the family needs to be strong for. You have to hold onto things and know what is true in life.” – Candy Crowley
  • “She is not sailing into the dark: the voyage is over, and under the dark escort of Alzheimer’s she has arrived somewhere. So have I.” – John Bayley
  • “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be their world.” – Josephine Billings
  • “Even slight elevations in blood sugar have been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.” – David Perlmutter
  • “My mum was a wonderful mother. She died, aged 80, of Alzheimer’s disease which was dreadful to watch. I remember she said to me, ‘Believe in yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.’ I’m sure a lot of my success is due to her words of advice. – Bonnie Tyler
  • “You only know yourself because of your memories.” – Andrea Gillies
  • “I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “People’s genes can say a great deal about their health. There are genes that reveal an increased likelihood of getting heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s.” – Adam Cohen
  • “Alzheimer’s is literally killing us, and the only way to fight this ‘crime’ is through a groundswell of people who continue to raise their voices and funds to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.” – Tess Gerritsen
  • “I like it when people remember that I’m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer’s.” – Sally Hepworth
  • “If you learn to listen for clues as to how I feel instead of what I say, you will be able to understand me much better.” – Mara Botonis
  • “People do not realize that Alzheimer’s is not old age. It is a progressive and fatal disease and staggering amounts of people develop Alzheimer’s every day.” – Melina Kanakaredes
  • “Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” – Madame de Staël
  • “Although your loved one may not remember you or might do things that frustrate you, this is the time when he or she needs you the most.”- Angie Nunez Merryman
  • “You don’t just wake up one day with dementia or Alzheimer’s; these conditions are developmental. Even when a problem triggers the need to collect data, it’s reviewed by a specialist and filed away. There’s no central repository allowing information to be shared across a multitude of researchers worldwide.” – Tan Le
  • “We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese
  • “Why feel ashamed of having a complex brain disease? People are afraid to talk about it.” – Wendy Mitchell
  • “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
  • “There is no substitute for the love of an Alzheimer’s caregiver.” – Bob DeMarco
  • “To love a person is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten.” – Arne Garborg
  • “There is a moral task of caregiving, and that involves just being there, being with that person and being committed. When there is nothing that can be done, we have to be able to say, ‘look, I’m with you in this experience. Right through to the end of it.” – Dr. Arthur Kleinman
  • “The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” – Pablo Casals
  • “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention.” – Jamie Calandriello
  • “It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” – Carson McCullers
  • “Though those with Alzheimer’s might forget us, we as a society must remember them.” – Scott Kirshenbaum
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  • “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
  • “Alzheimer’s makes us realize that we are not alone – that kindness and compassion are everywhere and all around us.” – Rosalys Peel
  • “Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
  • “Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they are all individuals and they are all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” – Carey Mulligan
  • “They may not be able to remember who we are, but they feel us just the same.” – Amanda Dillon
  • “You can’t explain what it’s like to mourn someone who is still alive unless you’ve experienced it firsthand.” – Jessica Seay-Soto
  • “Dementia does not rob someone of their dignity. It’s our reaction to them that does.” – Teepa Snow
  • “Even though helpful medication exists, there’s still no cure and we have to keep fighting to find one.” – Sally Noelle
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  • “People with Alzheimer’s can’t change the way it makes them act any more than a cancer patient can keep the cancer cells from spreading.” – Brandyn Shoemaker
  • “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.” – John Hoeven
  • “Be helpful. When you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Caregiving is a constant learning experience.” – Vivian Frazier
  • “In the end, you tried and you cared and sometimes that is enough.” – Anthea Yang
  • “People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen, so that we can find a cure.” – Julianne Moore
  • “Let them vent. Rest assured this, too, shall pass, because in the middle stages the person doesn’t think anything is wrong with them. It gets easier for them because they don’t remember that they don’t remember.” – Jolene Brackey
  • “There’s just so much scientifically that we don’t know, and we can know.” – Miles D. White
  • “As far as protecting yourself against Alzheimer’s disease, well, it turns out that fish oil has the effect of reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. You should also keep your blood pressure down, because chronic high blood pressure is the biggest single risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.” – Gregory Petsko
  • “People think it’s an old-age person’s disease. It’s like cancer was 25 years ago: You didn’t mention the C word. Cancer activists have done an excellent job of destigmatizing it, putting it out there, and making it a disorder that needs attention. Alzheimer’s is still behind the eight ball on that score.” – Dr. Ronald Petersen
  • “We have to start teaching ourselves to not be afraid.” – William Faulkner
  • “Never give up hope. If you do, you’ll be dead already.” – Peggi Spears
  • “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.” – Rollo May
  • “At best we will be able to halt the disease. Prevention will be much more important.” – Michel Goedert
  • “The measure of life isn’t its duration, but its donation.” – Peter Marshall
  • “The first two rules of becoming a caregiver: One, it will be difficult. Two, it will be worth it.” – Laura Finney
  • “Hope: a one syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you.” – Joni Aldrich
  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Doctors diagnose, nurses heal and caregivers make sense of it all.” – Brett H. Lewis
  • “One person caring for another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn
  • “The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” – Andy Rooney
  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other, we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.” – David Guterson
  • “Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
  • “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Losing someone to Alzheimer’s quotes

  • “You have to be patient with [Alzheimer’s]. Once you understand that it’s a medical condition, you become a little more compassionate. You get less frustrated.” — Kim Campbell
  • “It is a strange, sad irony that so often, in the territory of a disease that robs an individual of memory, caregivers are often the forgotten.” — Karen Wilder
  • “I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done.” — Ronald Reagan
  • “Alzheimer’s is brutal. I mean, it’s associated with losing your memory, but you don’t just forget who people are; you also forget how to talk, how to eat, how to do everything. That’s hard to wrap your head around until you actually see it.” — Seth Rogen
  • “I think this whole issue, whether it’s of Alzheimer’s or caregiving, has a long way to go, I think, as a national conversation. What do caregivers need? What do they look like? What do we as a country need? Why are two-thirds of the Alzheimer’s cases women?” — Maria Shriver
  • “For baby boomers, I feel like the canary in the coal mine while scientists search for a cure. I fear the day when I put my fingers on the keyboard and don’t know how to write anymore.” – Greg O’Brien
  • “Alzheimer’s, while a horrible shroud that keeps out so many joys of life, also blanketed away the aggressive and shrill dimensions of modern life.” — Rick Steves
  • “Never make [dementia] a secret. There should be no shame. Why feel ashamed of having a complex brain disease? People are afraid to talk about it.” — Wendy Mitchell
  • “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life.” — Sandra Day O’Connor
  • “Alzheimer’s is me, unwinding, losing trust in myself, a butt of my own jokes and on bad days capable of playing hunt the slipper by myself and losing. You can’t battle it, you can’t be a plucky ‘survivor.’ It steals you from yourself.” — Terry Pratchett

Inspirational caregiver Quotes

  • “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” ― Rosalyn Carter
  • “My caregiver mantra is to remember: The only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.” ― Nancy L. Kriseman, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey
  • “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” ― Carson McCullers, The Square Root of Wonderful
  • “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.” — Wayne Dyer, motivational speaker and author
  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker
  • “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” — Irish proverb
  • “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only robs today of its joy.” — Leo Buscaglia, author, professor, motivational speaker
  • “Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.”— from poem “Sometimes” by U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama
  • “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne, singer
  • “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” — Mason Cooley
  • “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.” — Chogyam Trungpa
  • “If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” ― Amy Tan
  • “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” — Les Brown
  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” — Emory Austin
  • “God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders.” — Yiddish Proverb
  • “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Teresa
  • “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” ― Tia Walker, from The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love
  • “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia, author
  • “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree, author
  • “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love
  • “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.” ― Robert Fulghum, author
  • “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ― Denis Waitley, author
  • “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” ― Lee Iacocca, businessman
  • “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.” ― Rollo May, psychologist
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • “Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” ― Thomas Merton, Trappist monk
  • “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ― Margaret Mead, anthropologist
  • “Caregivers attract caregivers and live in a community of love. They are energized by their caring, fulfilled, and they love life.” ― Gary Zukav, author
  • “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” ― Harold Kushner, Rabbi
  • “The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert, actor
  • “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” — Jim Rohn, author
  • “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox, actor
  • “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” — G. K. Chesterton
  • “You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.” — Joan Baez
  • “Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.” — Robert H. Schuller
  • “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” — Les Brown

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