Silvia Alberto It was Monday on Júlia Pinheiro’s talk show, on SIC, where she revealed her family life, specifically about a mother with Alzheimer’s who has been caring for her for more than 15 years. “I was 25, still in college, when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It was a very painful diagnosis for us. “We were very much lacking, at that time, in knowing what to do, how to behave well,” said the interviewer.
“The stages are hard to accept. There are people who live with rampant Alzheimer’s disease and lose loved ones in a short period of time and there are people like us, We were able to give my mother and, of course, a very happy 10 years with slight changes in memory. There was quality of life during this period. I can say we did our best as girls. We are now in a more difficult stage, in the past five years there has been a significant deteriorationCOVID-19 hasn’t helped at all.”
The 41-year-old presenter, a mother of two children, the last of whom was born a year ago, explained how she decided to honor her mother:The reason why Pedro has a sister, named Emilia like my mother, is an honor for himIt’s precisely because I really appreciate having a sister, both in the good times and in the hardest times when you just understand me. It was a very important arm. When one of us collapses and weakens, the other is there to rise.”
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