It began as a way to give my friends what I could not give my own parents as I did not live in their town. I soon realized I had found one of my life passions and more often than not, the aging family member had some form of Dementia. I learned about patience, compassion, slowing down, redirecting, offering fewer choices, smiling before I approach...etc.
Most of these valuable lessons, I learned at an Alzheimer Association seminar or symposium. For caregivers the events were FREE or a small fee for a healthy lunch. They were so informative and gave tools that I could use immediately.
Some classes hosted researchers with info about new medical findings. Other classes could be elderlaw attorneys teaching us the importance of getting legal papers in order.
Now I care for my own loved one in our home. My husband is in middle stage Alzheimer/Dementia and, although, some moments can be challenging , most days are full of "innocence" and fun!
We have learned to laugh at the outrageous as a friend offered the word "innocence" as a way to look at him differently.
He no longer drives nor does office work . He does minimal lawn care and when asked about his memory loss, he says " I don't care".
Maybe there is relief for him in relinquishing some life responsibility.
Would you like to join me in supporting the Alzheimer Association of North Texas . Even a $5 or $10 donation will go a long way!
I proudly walk for all things the Alzheimer Association does nationwide and here at home for me.
Memories in the Making" keeps us socialized every week with creative and personal interactions. Thank you Lisa Buck and staff at the North Texas chapter for ALL you do.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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