October 23, 2014: Today I had reason to revisit a video I’d made in which Mom talks about how she feels about her state of mind. I don’t have words for the way in which I’m inspired by her courage and determination, particularly in view of the daily challenges she faces. She is one amazing woman walking one daunting path home one step at a time. I’m in awe of her courage every single day, and grateful for the time we spend together. The clip below is also part of a longer conversation we had on August 19, 2014, which included how to keep the faith when you are going through a rust patch.
Living with dementia is a roller coaster, just like the rest of life. Mom and I have many moments of joy and happiness to balance these more difficult ones. Here are three examples to lift your spirit and put a smile on your face:
To better understand what it feels like to live with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type in a long-term care facility, see this series of stories told in the voice of Alzheimer’s Annie.