20210121… Written by my friend Michelle Montgomery, with Vascular Dementia.
I was diagnosed with vascular dementia late last year (early onset, I’m 62) ... being quite aware of myself I’m preparing for the year’s to come..
This morning deep down in a long ago memory, I “heard” a song “I love you in the morning, and in the afternoon” are some of the words..
So, I just rang my daughter because I heard her singing it to her 1st child a while ago. My daughter Sarah, reminded me, that I once told her that I knew that song from a long time ago..
So what I’ve done is, asked Sarah,
should the time come that I am no longer very responsive, to sing this song to me,
because it’s not a brain memory but rather, a memory in my “body memory” that brings back love and warmth..
Anyway, just sharing again, about how I’m preparing..
— Michelle Montgomery on 21Jan2021.
Michelle has a FaceBook group “Michelle’s Vascular Dementia Journey” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/841185086630043/ .
Index for future pages from Michelle is at https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/michelle-montgomery/ .
My SAMPLE of Favorites Listing at https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/08/25/music-is-connection-dementia-symptoms/ ;
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