Harry’s Lantern on the Dementia Road
Tru here. Harry was leading the way as a Dementia Mentor when I arrived on this road.
Harry Urban February 1, 2015 at 7:14am
I want to go home, where I belong. I seem to be drifting away into this world of nothingness. I don’t belong here and can’t understand why I am here. These are …the thoughts that go through your mind when you suffer from some form of dementia.
You seem to suddenly realize that your life is being forgotten. You look around and don’t recognize anybody or where you are. It doesn’t seem right and you just want to go home. The problem is, I don’t remember where home is.
I may be at the point of no return. I can’t retrace my steps to that other life I once lived and I certainly can’t hide. I scream, I want to go home, but no one can reach into my mind to help me. I am alone and wandering down this road that I believe is going to lead me to a better life.
Harry Urban February 9, 2015 at 6:14am: Have you ever had the feeling that you helped someone you never met? There is nothing like it. I wish it would be a mandatory feeling that everyone had to feel at least once in their life. To me it is a very emotional feeling that is hard to explain. I never cry but I shed tears when I am able to help someone that has no one else to turn to. I call it my work but it is a gift given to me by this horrible disease I have called Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s has taken me to the darkest of places and I had to learn how to crawl out or be stuck there for as long as I live. It is not a social commitment or a part time endiver, it is what I am suppose to do with my life. I take it very serious and get upset when someone considers it nothing more then a place to talk. Unless you walk the path, you have no idea.
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