Couple tell of journey with Alzheimer's
"When Alzheimer's Came Knocking" was the subject of a talk at last week's meeting of the Rotary Club of Umina.
Guest speakers on Wednesday, April 27, were Wayne and Christine Cayley.
"Wayne and Christine are local Woy Woy Lions Club members, Wayne having been a Lion of 40 years standing," said Rotary club publicity officer Mr Mike Curley.
"They have lived on the Coast for over 40 years and have raised two children and two grandchildren.
"Wayne retired from his job at Gosford Hospital after a series of health issues.
"Around the same time Christine reduced her hours as a nurse.
"It was then that she noticed some worrying things were happening to Wayne, things that could not be explained by normal ageing.
"Yes, Alzheimer's had come knocking."
Mr Curley said the couple shared their story with the club, "a journey through a world that nobody would wish to take".
Media release, 21 Apr 2022
Mike Curley, Rotary Umina Beach