My name is Paola Borghesi, I'm 65 and live in Rome. I've been working for a bank for 37 years as Operation Manager, and now I'm retired.
My mother lived with Alzheimer's disease from the age of 75 to her death, when she was 89, two years ago. At the beginning it was very hard to accept the new person she was going to be, but I was always with her, trying to learn how to make her comfortable and safe.
In 2021, after her death, Prof. Luisa Bartorelli called me and I accepted to support Alzheimer Uniti Roma as advisor to help people who live with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer Caffè Garbatella, where I work as a volunteer, is becoming very popular and every time there are new persons with their carer participating. This makes me happy.
Paola was nominated by Alzheimer Uniti Onlus.