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When the doorbell rang, Ismo Harjula does not understand what happened - so the brain from degenerative memory disease alzheimer's affect

Valkeakoski types Ismo Harjula memory disease was diagnosed four years ago at age 60. He wants to be open about how sick I feel. Ismo and Tarja Harjula have bee

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When the doorbell rang, Ismo Harjula does not understand what happened - so the brain from degenerative memory disease alzheimer's affect
Valkeakoski types Ismo Harjula memory disease was diagnosed four years ago at age 60. He wants to be open about how sick I feel. Ismo and Tarja Harjula have been married for 14 years. Together, they have been more than 20 years. Four years ago, Ismo Harjulalla found in alzheimer's disease. Suvi Iivari

Three of the doorbell ringing does not produce results. No one came to open. After a moment Tarja Harjula turn car detached yard.

You don't become to open, Tarja asks her husband, who has arrived to the front door.

– Oh yeah, this was this thing, Ismo Harjula reply, when the time comes to take guests.

Harjulat have agreed to the interview because they want to tell, what it is to live with Alzheimer's disease. Although the disease which is difficult to accept, Harjulat do not want to conceal it. It is a disease among many others.

Harjulat have been told by the illness of relatives and neighbors. Tarja has been talking about the issue also in the workplace.

I've got a job lot of support. Absenteeism has been much easier to arrange when the work is known issue and no need to hide.

Suvi iivari phone is best friend

Ismo Harjulalla found alzheimer's disease four years ago. At the time he was 60 years old. Brain degenerative, progressive memory disease weaken, particularly in the middle of memory. Just said it may disappear from view, and learn new things becomes more difficult.

When the disease progresses, among other things, speech understanding and human identification more difficult. Own make line planning and starting becomes difficult.

Harjula is physically in good condition, and the disease seems on the surface. The disease has progressed slowly.

harjulin of home memory the disease appears especially in the fact that the objects and clothing must be as clear as possible in order.

– the Goods must be left always to the same place, Ismo Harjula said.

persistence and clarity are the key words of everyday life in the organisation.

– We still have too much stuff. Wardrobe should be clean better, in order Ismo to find clothes more easily, Tarja Harjula said.

– yes, they at some point come up against, when not to panic.

driver's License loss of two years ago was a tough place. Harjula had to give up the enduro bike and my beloved hobby. Now he goes by bike. One bike has already been changed to studded tires for the winter.

the Phone to remind goings.

– the Phone is your best friend, wife comes second, Harjula jokes.

Unohdukset fatigue tab

Now the matter is already able to tell a joke. Always so has not been.

– the Start was really difficult. Although I am a health professional, the case came as a shock. I saw in my mind the horror of galleries and I thought that life ends now of this, Tarja said.

Before the disease found in Ismo Harjula had been years on assignment in South Africa. After that, he worked at taivalkoski and drove hundreds of miles off base coming after the weekend home. Wife poked unohteluja fatigue tab.

– in Addition to the Ismo has always been so personal, you wonder just what, Tarja says with a laugh.

Harjula was laid off work, and soon health became called memory tests. Because the jobs have otherwise had a disagreement, the wife believed, when a man convinced that he was just trying to smoke out.

Studies or spoon to share.

Tarja Harjulalle wake up moment came when a man was supposed to come and get him home tonight sit down tasting Valkeakoski antti niemi. The applicant did not belong. Eventually a man answered the phone like from the other side Naakasta. He couldn't explain why she was left to pick his wife there.

I understand that this is not your usual carelessness.

– ask ismo was difficult to accept the situation. He estimated the condition better than it actually was.

When the husband refused to leave the studies, the wife takes all the means you use.

I Forced and threatened. I said that the spoon went to share, if you don't source of testing.

Now the couple is able to take the situation more calmly. The initial anxiety has subsided, when focuses on what is left.

– Try to take a day and a moment at a time. In advance is not worth the grieve, otherwise no life could move forward.

Now Harjulat have been able to talk also about the future: what happens then, when the Ismo is no longer able to be alone at home the wife was at work.

Ismo wants to live at home as long as able to do work in your yard.

– as long as I keep the quad on top.

peer support should the need

Ismo Harjula use the memory manager's reception in addition to memory rehabilitation. There is done in memory and perception-related exercises.

Valkeakoski Harjulin is not offered in their own age peer support. Less than 65 years of age alzheimer's disease is rare. Tarja Harjula miss, especially of the same age, in similar circumstances, the people I met.

– I'm at work, and Ismo lives at home and is physically in good condition. Then talk about a completely different issue, than if the second is the bed as a patient.

Harjulat would be especially in the early stages hoped to receive clearer guidance on how best to proceed.

– the first doctor visit after I booked the self-time memory manager. I had hoped that someone would have taken us to a booth, Tarja Harjula said.

Both would have liked also to discuss with a psychologist.

Advice Harjulat have received a coil of publishing adaptation training and Pirkanmaa memory of the association class, where it was reported, inter alia, social benefits, and the trustee mandate.

Authorization is done at the stage when both parties understand yet, what the paper's name to sting.

the Road continues to

in spite of Illness life is not the end, even if between the eye feel. Tarja Harjulalla has three children from a previous marriage, and white on the resident grandchildren visit often.

the couple travel further around the world. Last summer they went to the island of Corfu.

I'm travelling so much for work, that between the bore when the mrs. wants to spend the holidays.

Lapland Harjulat go hiking. Next winter's coming ski trip.

– an Ordinary life. What we can and can't be, Tarja said.

– People are adaptable animals, Ismo notes.

Valkeakoski is currently estimated at 600-700 memory sick. About 560 has at least moderate memory disorders. There is a danger that the diagnosis of post-memory sick circle of friends becomes smaller, the hobbies will stay away and life will narrow.

This story has been published first time in Valkeakoski Said.

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