It's Not a Rumour

a rock and roll journey through life and Alzheimer's

The love of my life has Alzheimer’s Disease

February 20, 2019
schyjer

Hi my name is Renee.
I am not sure how to tell you this catastrophic story but my goal is to share everything I have learned so that we can help each other get through this or find some help and or support. Do you know anyone with Alzheimer’s disease? Do you have any ideas and suggestions that you would like to share? Please write me rschyjer@gmail.com with any comments, questions, ideas, and stories.
I married the love of my life. He was brilliant, a genius in fact, handsome, and so loving and giving, the sweetest person you could ever meet. He was an amazing songwriter, musician and singer. We would have conversation until the early hours of the morning and being together was heavenly.

After 35 years of loving each other and marriage, we got the horrible news that Rick had Alzheimer’s disease at age 60. But 60? It is such a young age 60. Men even have kids at 60, my dad did. People don’t retire until 65. Getting this news was the saddest day of my life.

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  1. Frederick George Moore III (Rick, or Freddie) is the greatest musical composer I’ve ever worked with. We’re only 2 days apart in age. To hear of his illness…breaks my heart.
    All Peace & LOVE to you both.
    pax-
    Gregg “YO” Kubera
    former Pachuco

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  2. I am so sorry to hear that Renee, and I know how awful this disease is, as my Mother-in-law had it, and it was heart wrenching to watch my husband go through this with his Mother. But, 60, wow, I just turned 60. My prayers go out to you, Freddy and your whole family.Love, Cathy

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  3. I first met Rick and Bobby at The Rock Corporation when I was 16. I knew the owner of the club and he let me take tickets at the door in exchange for seeing all the shows as long as I promised not to drink. Uh, sorry Jeff. I loved The Kats and my license plate read power pop. I loved the time we spent in the Arleta house with Rick, Lucy and everyone. The last time I saw Rick was after his divorce from Demi. Such a kind and wise man. I’m devastated to learn that Rick has Alzheimer’s. It runs in my family as well, both parents and two uncles. I too avoid going to the neurologist. I hope you find this blog as a beneficial outlet. I am so sorry. At least he found lasting love.

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  4. My dad passed from Alzheimers, he was sixty as well at the time. Mama took care of him in their home from day one, till he took his last breath at the age of 72. Horrible, Horrible Disease!!!

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