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.
Tru here. AVAILABILITY of online dementia Communities: Dementia Alliance International (DAI) sponsors several online video “support” groups, each with no more than ten members. My group gathers on Mondays. DAI also sponsors video group “Café Le Brain” online Memory Café, which I attended today (Tuesday). Dementia Mentors (DM) has the video group Memory Café Wednesdays, […]
Tru here. The newest DEMENTIA MENTORS dot com video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcv-CtYdrwE includes the one I did on exercise in the beginning stages of dementia. Pass it on! Text listed below: Text: I exercise to keep relationships with the ones I love. We don’t give medical advice so I will just tell you about my exercise as a […]