Apologize that it has been so long since I posted an update from my friends. These are newest pages that I have posted from persons with dementia symptoms who have shared their lived experience thru words or projects. (I add the word “symptoms” because not everyone uses the same vocabulary; my collections include pages from […]
My main project was to crochet a collar and set of cuffs for Autumn/Winter.
i dont think dementia has ability to change the CORE nature of our “person”, but can highly influence the “perspective” and PERCEIVED “personality”
Don’t know what is coming, but I am listening and applying this “premonition” to prepare for change, in that I am going to back up from my tremendous outflow of energy and time output to online dementia issues.
I do not feel that the “best” of my grandmother was gone in her later stages. Her context was gone. The ability to delay gratification was gone. The ability to even know what she wanted or who she was … was gone. But her visceral response to life was NOT gone. Having my grandmother as a Dementia Mentor (even if only in my memory), has been a tremendous source of hope and example. In my final days I hope the same can be said of me.
New page from Cecil Ristow with “Going Along – or Getting Out”, New page from Dianne White with “Looking Normal”, New page with descriptive photography from Gord Settle; “Preventing Loss of Focus”, Two pages of excerpts from blog of Harry Urban, and New page from Myrna Norman with “Walk a Step in My Shoes” (written for Dementia Mentors). My hope is that your perspectives can be applied to help and encourage
other patients, care-partners, and professionals.