How I Recognize Myself and Others

Biggest cues for me in recognizing sight of self and loved ones are hair length, hair color, and hair style. … But my most reliable recognition for both spouse and loved ones is not sight; it is sound, and smell. … But even when I no longer recognize loved ones … please do not pull away from time spent together. Relationships are what make life worth living.

Chapter 1 Unpublished Book “Bits ‘n Pieces of Me: Memoirs to retain identity in the face of growing dementia”

Tru here. 2013-01/24 Decision time has arrived.  I knew this day was inevitable when my doctor gave the “dementia” diagnosis six months ago, at age 54.  It’s not like I don’t know what to expect because I saw this disease path first with Mom’s paternal grandmother, and then with her mother.  But … I thought […]