Harry Urban and a page from my Spiritual Journal.
Tru here. … Pages recently added to my blogsite are from: Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”, will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish. Remember, Links are on colored text, NOT the pictures. Crucial entry from KimJoy Ovard “Roller-Coaster of Primary […]
Tru here. Pages recently added to my blogsite are : Right-click on colored text and selecting “open in new tab”, will allow you to return to this tab easily (at top of window) when you finish. Remember, Links are on colored text, NOT the pictures. . Peter Berry on Eating, Drinking & Speed >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/peter-berry/vid83/ […]
HOPE is an active process of keeping my life in a positive frame of reference.
This is transcript and video Link for second of four quadrants from my speech.
Kate Swaffer comment got me thinking about quotes to live by, which motivated these thoughts about living in the moment.
This year’s changes in Holiday celebration.
My spiritual perspectives have changed dramatically in past ten years, but memories of WHY I myself made those changes are growing dim. Why do I no longer celebrate the special days that my loved ones celebrate? … Soon I suspect you will again find me enjoying those activities, because my theological understanding is going backward in time, as well as all my other memories.
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.
How many of our own children, grandchildren, or others watching us now, will be dealing with these same symptoms in future years?