Dementia is Hard ... Especially Now

4 years ago
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I invited my friend Joy DeKok to share her experiences with us and to speak about her mom who suffers from Dementia ... in honour of both caregivers and those affected by this terrible disease - especially on Mother's Day.

"Dementia is hard. We often feel alone in the journey even when we know thousands of others are on the same path. I want my path to cross with theirs. It’s so easy to rejoice when others are rejoicing – it’s much harder to mourn with those who mourn. So, we acknowledge the pain of others politely, but would rather not get involved in it. Grief is messy, but there is strength – even power – in mourning together."  Read more 

 

Gale Weithers | www.galeweithers.wordpress.com

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