Shereé Whitfield Opens Up About Her Mom's Alzheimer's Diagnosis: "Feeling Helpless"

Shereé Whitfield Opens Up About Her Mom's Alzheimer's Diagnosis: "Feeling Helpless"

Shereé Whitfield has shared so much of her life and family throughout her time as a cast member onema href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"The Real Housewives of Atlanta/a/emand now she's opening up about her mom'sAlzheimer's diagnosis./p pViewers have grown to know and love all of the members of the family, includinga href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/sheree-whitfield-kids-tierra-kairo-kaleigh" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Shereé's three kids/a — son, Kairo and daughters, Tierra and Kali — granddaughter, a href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/sheree-whitfields-granddaughter-makes-rhoa-debut-photos" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Mecca/a, and mom, a href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/sheree-whitfield-mom-thelma-ferguson-missing-where-was-she" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Thelma Ferguson/a./p pBut, Shereé just shared a heartbreaking update on her mom's health and a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/C4a1b4wre3o/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Alzheimer's diagnosis/a one year aftera href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/rhoa-sheree-whitfields-father-has-passed-away" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"losing her dad/a, who also was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, back in March 2023./p pstrongDon’t miss out on the latest Bravo news:/strong/p pa href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/eva-marcille-shows-off-new-tattoos-shares-meaning-photos" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"strongEva Marcille "Shines" While Showing Off Her Eye-Catching New Tattoos (PHOTOS)/strong/a/p pa href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/kim-zolciak-biermann-reveals-her-real-hair-photo" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"strongKim Zolciak Shows Off Her "Real Hair" in a Gorgeous New Photo/strong/a/p pa href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/cynthia-bailey-comments-on-porsha-williams-divorce-peter-thomas-update" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"strongCynthia Bailey Spills Tea on Peter Thomas and Being a "Little Devastated" by Porsha and Simon's Split/strong/a/p h2Shereé Whitfield on her mom's diagnosis with Alzheimer's diseases/h2 div caption="Sheree Whitfield attends the Meals On Wheels Atlanta TASTE at 1705 West on April 14, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia." data-embed-button="media" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embed" data-entity-embed-display-settings="[]" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="ecdde6d9-59be-42c1-8218-45bf2e68c609" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"div class="media__image" style="max-width:862px" div class="media__image-wrapper" div div img loading="lazy" decoding="async" fetchpriority="low" src="https://www.bravotv.com/sites/bravo/files/styles/scale_862/public/2023/05/sheree-whitfield-she-by-sheree.jpg?itok=UyZypiAg" width="862" height="575" alt="Sheree Whitfield at an event." typeof="foaf:Image" /div /div /div div class="media__metadata" div class="media__metadata-wrapper" span class="media__caption" pSheree Whitfield attends the Meals On Wheels Atlanta TASTE at 1705 West on April 14, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia./p /span span class="media__credit"Photo: Getty Images /span /div /div /div /div pShereé took to Instagram on March 12, to share a video of her mom smiling and dancing, where she revealed that she had been "dealing with a lot" in the wake of a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/C4a1b4wre3o/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"her mom's diagnosis/a and wanted to "bring awareness" to a cause near and dear to her heart./p p"Alzheimer's and dementia is a disease that has affected millions of people worldwide," she wrote in the caption of the post. "As many of you know, my father passed away last March due to Alzheimer's. It saddens me that [this is] the one year anniversary of my father's death and this disease is also affecting a very close family member, my mom."/p p"This has been one of the most difficult experiences I have ever endured, especially going through this with close family members back to back and feeling helpless like there is nothing I can do but try to make them as comfortable as possible when of course that's not enough!"/p pShereé then reached out to her followers, asking for tips and help during this time. "I have tons of questions [and] I am open to learning more about this disease and would love to know how you guys are managing it," she wrote in the caption./p pHer followers and friends, includingema href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/franchise/the-traitors" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"The Traitors/a/emSeason 2 cast members, a href="https://www.bravotv.com/people/mercedes-mj-javid" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Mercedes "MJ" Javid/aand a href="https://www.bravotv.com/people/tamra-judge" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Tamra Judge/a,took to the comments of the post to share their support for her./p p"Oh Shereé, I'm sending you prayers and love. This has affected my family and it's so difficult,"emThe Traitors/emSeason 2 winner, Trishelle Cannatella, wrote. "One day at a time."/p p"I went through this with my mom also," another commenter added. "The best advice I can offer is PATIENCE. This disease will turn the kindest person into someone you cannot recognize. Patience is key."/p pShereé closed out her post with words of wisdom for her followers. "Please remember to tell your loved ones that you love them while you still can!"/p h2Shereé Whitfield on the death of her dad in 2023/h2 div alt="A photo of Sheree Whitfield wearing a high ponytail." caption="Sheree Whitfield on March 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia." data-embed-button="media" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.embed" data-entity-embed-display-settings="[]" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="1756c96e-7747-4050-8ae8-e818634aa17e" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"div class="media__image" style="max-width:862px" div class="media__image-wrapper" div div img loading="lazy" decoding="async" fetchpriority="low" src="https://www.bravotv.com/sites/bravo/files/styles/scale_862/public/2023/06/sheree-whitfield-maxi-dress.jpg?itok=FNKLxnfo" width="862" height="575" alt="A photo of Sheree Whitfield wearing a high ponytail." typeof="foaf:Image" /div /div /div div class="media__metadata" div class="media__metadata-wrapper" span class="media__caption" pSheree Whitfield on March 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia./p /span span class="media__credit"Photo: Getty Images /span /div /div /div /div div data-embed-button="related_content" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:node.embed" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="77421615-31a1-4891-a1ba-03a236ff45e1" data-langcode="en" data-entity-embed-display-settings="[]" class="embedded-entity"h2 class="headline" a class="embed-in-feed" href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/the-traitors-phaedra-sheree-housewives-bond" Phaedra and Shereé Have Each Other's Backs on The Traitors – But For How Long? /a /h2 /div pA little more than a year ago, Shereé revealed in a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CpiK38kLaGl/?utm_source=ig_embedig_rid=7496183d-5097-4cce-9f96-453b25ea9472img_index=1" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"an Instagram post/a that a href="https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/rhoa-sheree-whitfields-father-has-passed-away" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"her dad passed away/a, sharing both new and old photos of him while writing the sweetest message in the caption of the post./p p"So thankful for all the texts, cards, flowers, etc," she wrote. "My family and I really appreciate everyone who reached out. Always remember to cherish your family members and friends."/p pWatchemThe Real Housewives of Atlanta/emon a href="https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/6574381223813355112?orig_ref=direct" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"Peacock/a./p