Our pastor’s wife, Janice Adams, shared this on her facebook page today. I knew it was something I wanted to share with those who follow this blog. I hope, as always, that it is helpful to someone living with someone who has dementia. Here it is!
Whether you are the one diagnosed, the family of the diagnosed, or the caretaker of the diagnosed – this post is for those of us who have suffered or do suffer from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. My intent from this is to bring comfort and a fresh perspective to anyone in those three painful categories.
For those of you who don’t know, I spent the past two years working in the Special Care Unit of an assisted living facility.
This unit had my heart from day one. I felt a deep sense of compassion for all of these people who lived with dementia, & became excited to help their days be worth living.
There were so many aspects of this job that was challenging. It was a challenge to calm down an angry resident throwing punches. It was a challenge to guide back home the resident who came walking down the…
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