Monday, 25 January, 2016

Man Battling Alzheimer's Makes Emotional Plea for Friends to Visit

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Mary Beth Beamer, of Big Rapids, Michigan, posted a video of her husband, Alan Beamer, who has Alzheimer's, to give him a chance to tell his family and friends what he needs from them to fight the disease.

When asked "what do you want from your family and friends", Mr. Beamer replies: "I want them to know that I'm the same old person, and I wish that all my friends could just come up and talk to me, just like they did before".

Mary Beth Beamer loves her husband Alan, also known as "Beam", calling him "one of the most courageous men" she knows.

"I know they're afraid of me", he said, adding that people seem to talk around him, not at him, keeping conversations short.

"I love them. I wish they'd come over... and they'd only have to stay for 5 minutes, or 10 minutes... we could talk about what's really happening behind the scenes".

When asked by his wife whether he would like to speak frankly about his disease or try to forget it when spending time with friends, Beamer says: "I would rather just ignore it really". "You know, play and joke around", Alan began, breaking into tears. "But we live it every day, and we can't get away from it".

'So you may not feel comfortable coming to see Alan, and it may break your heart, but if you truly loved him or loved us you can take a few minutes out of your days... and come see him', she says. It has been shared over 1,700 times with many viewers applauding the couple for their bravery.

God Bless you for showing others how he feels.

"We are proud people but there are a lot of us out there that are living with Alzheimer's and we all need understanding", Mary wrote on Facebook.


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