PWD Harry Urban Jan 2015

 Excerpts from my friend Harry Urban’s blog at

January 26, 2015
My world is not as tidy as yours.
It is chaotic and not as structured as yours.

If you want to visit my world, please don’t try to straighten it up because I will get lost.

Things tend to be a lot slower and less organized then what you may be used to.

I love my world and I’m happy living here.
I no longer get angry at what Alzheimer’s has taken from me and how miserable my life is supposed to be.

When you visit, don’t get upset because I found happiness living with dementia.
I no longer care what I can’t do
because I found the joy in what I still have left and a purpose to do it. I wake up in the morning and I’m ready to go to “work”.
It may be spreading dementia awareness, doing some woodworking or simply reading a book.
I have found my inner peace so don’t come into my world and try to fix things,
I am happy the way they are.

January 28, 2015Sometimes you don’t need to speak to make me feel better, you just need to listen to what I’m saying. An act of compassion will do more then anything brilliant that comes out of your mouth. I may not need your wisdom but rather someone to listen and carry some of my burdens.

January 29, 2015

Lost in the fog of Alzheimer’s. Unless you have been touch by this disease, you may not have any idea what I’m talking about. I wake up many times wondering, who am I. I can’t remember my past or the people I once knew. It doesn’t happen over night but rather lets you know you are slowly forgetting.

That is my main problem with my disease, it lets me remember I forgot something. Not what I forgot but the fact I was once able to do that. I can’t shed tears over the things I lost because there is no memories to mourn.

Walking in the fog is lonely and there is no one to guide me, so I keep wandering praying I don’t fall off the path.

Above are excerpts from Harry’s blog at

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