Alzheimers Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old alzheimers quotes, alzheimers sayings, and alzheimers proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Man's memory shapes Its own eden within.

Jorge Luis Borges

You can't converse with Alzheimer's sufferers in the way you do with others; the dialogue tends to go round in circles.

Kevin Whately

What really scares me is Alzheimer's or premature senility, losing that ability to read and enjoy and to write. And you do it, and some days maybe aren't so good, and then some days, you really catch a wave, and it's as good as it ever was.     

Stephen King

Suffering is always hard to quantify especially when the pain is caused by as cruel a disease as Alzheimer’s. Most illnesses attack the body; Alzheimer’s destroys the mind and in the process, annihilates the very self.     

Jeffrey Kluger

The thing about Alzheimer's is that it's it's sort of like all these little, small deaths along the way, before they actually physically die.     

Lucinda Williams

Alzheimer's disease is death before death, and I'm terrified of it.     

Joey Comeau

I think the earlier stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest. Particularly because the person knows that they are losing awareness. They're aware that they're losing awareness, and you see them struggling.     

Patti Davis

Alzheimer's is a disease for which there is no effective treatment whatsoever. To be clear, there is no pharmaceutical agent, no magic pill that a doctor can prescribe that will have any significant effect on the progressive downhill course of this disease.     

David Perlmutter

The great tragedy of Alzheimer's disease, and the reason why we dread it, is that it leaves us with no defence, not even against those who love us.     

P. D. James

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease. It was painful for me and my family to watch my grandfather deteriorate. We must find a cure for this horrible disease.

David Hyde Pierce

I think the best thing I ever did with my life was stand up and say I've got Alzheimer's.     

Terry Pratchett

Alzheimer's disease starts when a protein that should be folded up properly misfolds into a kind of demented origami.

Gregory Petsko

To put it simply our brain span should match our lifespan.

Meryl Comer

People do not realize that Alzheimer's is not old age. It is a progressive and fatal disease and staggering amounts of people develop Alzheimer's every day.     

Melina Kanakaredes

If you want to avoid Alzheimer's disease, sleep 8 hours a night.     

Deepak Chopra

Do you know what Irish Alzheimer's is? It's when you forget everything but your grudges.

Dana Gould

It seems that when you have cancer you are a brave battler against the disease, but when you have Alzheimer's you are an old fart. That's how people see you. It makes you feel quite alone.     

Terry Pratchett

Alzheimer's it is a barren disease, as empty and lifeless as a desert. It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories.

Nicholas Sparks

There is a version of Alzheimer's which is early onset Alzheimer's. And it's - it's horrible, because people do get it in their 50s and 60s. And it's terrible.

Patti Davis

"I often hear people say that a person suffering from Alzheimer's is not the person they knew. I wonder to myself - Who are they then?     

Bob DeMarco

Each form of Alzheimer's disease should perturb different brain networks and so influence the concentration of different proteins that can be measured in the blood.     

Leroy Hood

Alzheimer's disease locks all the doors and exits. There is no reprieve, no escape.

Patti Davis

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.

Tia Walker

Alzheimer's usually comes later than AIDS, but I decline to call that progress.

Mason Cooley

Alzheimer's caregivers are heroes.

Leeza Gibbons

Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.     

George Carlin

I think I'm getting a little bit of Alzheimer's. Just a little.     

Christopher Walken

People with Alzheimer's deserve to be seen, so that we can find a cure!     

Julianne Moore

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.     

Sigmund Freud

I must admit I am nervous about getting Alzheimer's. Once it hits, I might tell my best joke and never know it.     

Joan Rivers