Thank you! Thank you! My Father recently passed away with dementia. He was an amazing man. This disease was very cruel. I found your Blog and read your book. You provided great information to help us give my Father his pride back. We enjoyed his last years. He sang, danced and had the mind of a little boy. We embraced this new person and showed him love and respect. I wish all dementia caregivers had your grace and knowledge. Thank you for helping us to accept and support his reality!

I’m so glad to hear this. This kind of message reminds me why I do what I do. Thank you for reading along.

Published by rachaelwonderlin

www.dementia-by-day.com

2 thoughts on “Thank you! Thank you! My Father recently passed away with dementia. He was an amazing man. This disease was very cruel. I found your Blog and read your book. You provided great information to help us give my Father his pride back. We enjoyed his last years. He sang, danced and had the mind of a little boy. We embraced this new person and showed him love and respect. I wish all dementia caregivers had your grace and knowledge. Thank you for helping us to accept and support his reality!

  1. I just found your blog through tumblr, and I feel “armed” reading about your outlook and knowledge you provide/services you offer. Ever since I learned about dementia its been a huge fear I’d end up watching one or both of my parents decline and forget me, and while I know it still wont be easy if they have dementia, reading these strategies helps me realize theres still hope and possibility for so much positivity even so, esp for example, if the person w/ dementia ends up w a childlike mind, like the person in this post described. It seems like a much more manageable thing now instead of the god awful horrific decline I’ve always imagined, and I’m beginning to realize that if it does come to it, getting help for my parent(s) wouldnt be some betrayal like I’ve imagined either. Thank you so much for making so much of your blog/info avail online like this.

    1. Thanks, Julie! And, know this: if a loved one doesn’t seem to recognize you, it’s not that they can’t place you, it’s that they can’t figure out who you are on their timeline. They love you, but they can’t place you since they may think you should be a different age than you are.

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