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Connecticut Alzheimer’s specialist helps grandfather cope with disease

Invoice Sortwell figured out previous year that he has Alzheimer’s illness, but he also identified a shut ally to enable him gradual the numbing progression of the condition.

Sortwell, 87, a Thompson resident, has had to adjust to memory lapses and other variations, with enable from his spouse, Pat, his son, Bob, and the relaxation of his big household. Alzheimer’s is a debilitating sickness that distresses both victims and their beloved kinds. So Sortwell is notably fortunate to have his grandson, Kris Sortwell, living nearby.

Kris, 41, will work for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Connecticut chapter, the place he oversees and trains volunteers and runs instructional seminars on understanding the nerve deadening condition and seeing for warning signs.