This is transcript and video Link for second of four quadrants from my speech.
My spiritual perspectives have changed dramatically in past ten years, but memories of WHY I myself made those changes are growing dim. Why do I no longer celebrate the special days that my loved ones celebrate? … Soon I suspect you will again find me enjoying those activities, because my theological understanding is going backward in time, as well as all my other memories.
i dont think dementia has ability to change the CORE nature of our “person”, but can highly influence the “perspective” and PERCEIVED “personality”
Now that I have experienced the fragmenting effects of dementia symptoms for myself, I have discovered the GROUNDING and steadying effect from physical touch in that unsteady, fragile, edge-of-the-cliff world. I very much wish I had known this when my maternal grandmothers were walking this path. … (prose attached)
“What is your hope?” “What gives you ability to keep on keeping on, despite knowing what the future holds?” … (( My personal motivation statement ))
Tru here. I have a couple dementia friends feeling desperately helpless, desperately scared, and unwilling to impose this life onto their loved ones who are willing to be their “care-givers”. Maybe you are feeling desperate too. Some have said they rely on my positive “sunshine” and I have a message to you: My “sunshine” is […]
I don’t know how dementia can be a blessing, but I believe that for ME it is. …
… in honor of my legal name change