G2AP: (1) Grieve in steps … to (2) Accept reality, and (3) find Purpose.
My ability to make a difference pre-diagnosis, and ability to make a difference post-diagnosis are very different. In the very-big-picture of what differences I can make while living on earth, I would pick the much larger differences with my post-diagnosis life. In the really big picture I can effect my main goal of demonstrating Truthful Loving Kindness much better post-diagnosis. Maybe not in my lifetime, but I will write as long as possible … and eventually the PWD voice will be recognized as very valuable asset for those who have relationship of any kind with a PWD. And that is a big deal to me because relationships make life worth living.
Today I want to tell you about my fellow PWD (Person With Dementia) friend, Robert Bowles, and what motivates him for living with a dementia diagnosis well. The introduction is by his daughter Ashley on July 1, 2014: I sit here a grateful, amazed, and proud daughter. … My Dad inspired me as a pharmacist, […]