Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle


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clinically determined with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at domestic in the course of his sickness and died there in January 2006. I want this tale have been fiction, however it isn't. DIGNIFYING DEMENTIA is either a love tale and an try to achieve out to others who're dwelling via or who will pass though an identical tragedy.

it's written within the desire that others could gain advantage from what I realized because the caregiver of a dementia sufferer. in basic terms then will Jim s merciless illness serve a few function, since it will help others consider much less lonely, bewildered, indignant or pissed off than I did, shorten the dreadful studying curve, or motivate others to invite extra questions and make fewer assumptions. and since it will possibly remind individuals of the health and wellbeing care that dementia sufferers and their household are humans who deserve admire, kindness, empathy and endurance, so frequently misplaced in our fast moving society.

The diagnostic method I describe was once painful and disappointing; probably another person s caregiving adventure may be more straightforward. taking good care of Jim used to be onerous; probably another person s may be much less draining.

this isn't a scientific textual content; it's the tale of our adventure with dementia and the teachings I realized as i attempted to be Jim s voice, to take care of his dignity and to take care of him and for me.

Elizabeth Tierney

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