This is the community's first post! I'd just like to kick everything off by introducing myself.
My name is Holly and I am 17 years old. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when I was 14 and it was very hard for me to deal and cope with. I never liked talking to anyone about it and was in denial about it for a long time. Looking back, I wish I could have taken to an online community like this to open up and talk about my dad and what I was feeling, so I guess thats why I started this.
Don't feel embarrassed or shy to post here, we are all very nice and offer support and comfort. This is also a great place to ask questions on the disease because it is full of people who are going through the same thing as you are. Here, we can all learn from each other and build each other up. All I ask is that you keep your posting on topic. For example, please don't make a post asking "Where is a good place to buy under-priced jeans?" It will most likely be deleted and will just annoy everyone.
You may feel free to post photos, but I ask that if they are quite large, or you have more than one, to please post them under a cut. If you need help with the LJ cut, see this community's user information, there is link there.
Well, I leave you at this ladies and gentlemen. POSTING IS NOW OPEN.
Holly, your alz_support Maintainer.