imagine how much suffering could be spared!

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My friend Lorrie B. is an amazing writer, editor, translator and primary care partner to her parents, both of whom live with dementia. Lorrie is also an insightful blogger who documents her care partnering experiences here: Unforgettable.live.

Like me, Lorrie is also insatiably curious, and, since becoming her parents primary care partner, has done extensive research related to dementia (as have I!). Despite having read reams and reams of dementia-related stuff, Lorrie and I agree the article referenced in this post is one of the best we’ve come across on living with dementia. Lorrie left this comment:

Wow. I’m with you, Susan, this is one of the best articles about “living with dementia” that I’ve read in the past three years of scouring the media. Such a beautiful and valuable perspective, level-headed and lyrical. I saw both my parents in many of the instances that she mentions – if we had more of this thinking, imagine how much suffering could be spared! Honestly, if people with dementia can teach us to think more with our hearts than our heads, it would benefit everyone to be in their world and feel the power of love beyond the brain. Thank you so much for finding and sharing this.

Lorrie’s with me and I’m with her – we’ll all benefit and suffer way less when we feel the power of love beyond the brain.

You said it Lorrie B.!

#FightTheGoodFight #WeCanCareBetter

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One of Lorrie B.’s blog posts: Lesson #29: Hope Springs a Kernel

3 excerpts from the best article on dementia i have ever read (and a link to the full meal deal)

four years later is too late for my mom. but it’s not for others.

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