Nikki Smith

This is a story from Nikki Smith about how Alzheimer’s affected her life.

I dont remember much, my great grammy had it. My family put her in a home when I was 11. When she got worse I use to go see her all the time and then one day she just died. I didn’t get to say good bye, she didn’t even know who I was and no one would let me go see her. I was so mad for the longest time at my dad but now I am older and I have a friend whose grandmother is going through it and she is the only grammy I have left. I love her as my own. I go see her and take care and I know I will get to say goodbye to her when its her time, but I miss my great grammy. She is the bomb! lol

I will say seeing what my last grandma went through, I understand why my family wouldn’t let me see my great grammy that way. Thank God my grandma still knows who I am but its only a matter of time before she won’t. I hope this helps and Peace.

Nikki Smith