• June 19, 2009 at 1:47 am

    My family is hosting a surprise 50th Anniversary Party for my brother
    and his wife. My brother has alzheimers and I’m a little concerned
    about the surprise factor with lots of people he hasn’t seen for a
    long time. Should this be a concern?
    Thank You.

  • June 20, 2009 at 6:02 am

    First of all this question was asked once before with a few responses
    http://www.alzinfo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=175
    Second None of us can tell you “Oh it should be alright” Or “No you shouldn’t do this” for everyone is different. I know some of my buddies with Alz that could handle it well and would even get up and make a speech even with everyone wondering “What the heck are they talking about?”. But then there are some that would be horrified.Some would piss their pants, some would scream.Some would run off crying.Like I say people are different.I wouldn’t try the kind of surprise where everyone jumps out and screams “Surprise!!!”But then again you might, depending on your brother.We never got the follow up on the other party ,so please help us understand this better by letting us know what worked and what didn’t when the party is over. Good Luck and Thank You!