Who is Ana?
Ana is 34 years old. A little over a year ago, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Her grandmother, mother, aunt and sister who all died in their mid thirties suffered similar or identical symptoms. Ana is married to Tomislav and they have two little boys, Gabriel, who is 11 and David who is 5 years old. They're a small, humble family that lives in the country. Tomislav works as a farm hand at a local farm.
Ana's condition has worsened over the past year. She is very disoriented in regards to time and space. She has forgotten a lot of things, but the worst of all is that she can't remember or recognise her own sons. Ana isn't able to take care of herself anymore so I (Marija), her husband's aunt, started taking care of her. I cook for her, bathe her, dress her, take her to the toilet, exercise with her and take her on walks.
Ana needs vitamins and minerals, she needs frequent massages and physical therapy. She needs someone's constant presence and care. Ana is gentle and always grateful. We don't want to put Ana in an institution to be taken care of by strangers. What we do want is to fill Ana's life with what she deserves: excellent care (daily physical therapy, massages, exercise for both body and mind), best supplements and professional psychological help. We want Ana to be with us for a long, long time, so please help us make that possible.
Ana and her family (taken a year ago)
Ana and her husband Tomislav (before the Alzheimer's)