Beautiful insight into dementia

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Amelie5a, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Amelie5a

    Amelie5a Registered User

    Nov 5, 2014
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    Scotland
  2. tryingmybest

    tryingmybest Registered User

    May 22, 2015
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    Female
    What a well written and poignant article.
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,111
    Kent
    Quote ` mildly, sweetly, uncomplainingly –` If only.

    I trust it happens with some.
     
  4. Grahamstown

    Grahamstown Registered User

    Jan 12, 2018
    1,545
    East of England
    It is a beautifully written article and to me it shows perfectly how it is the surrounding family and friends who suffer the knowledge of the dismantling of personality and grieve for a long time before the actual death. I am the one suffering from his illness because he doesn’t understand or even believe there is anything wrong nor remembers anything in the present. If anything that protects him from the painful knowledge. Everybody is different and I know some with the illness suffer greatly but this article shows the pain of those around her father, which I think my daughter feels.
     
  5. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,956
    Female
    Scotland
    I read that and remember her distress when her Dad was alive and she was struggling with the situation. Like broadcaster Sally Magnusson she is able to put in words what many of us live with and let’s be honest struggle with.
     
  6. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,757
    Yes @Grannie G that describes my dad perfectly. I struck lucky with him, he is the same as he always was just less capable and a bit lost.

    He used to guide me, now I guide him. Still hard though.
     

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