It’s much easier to love someone who loves you back. Love can be shown in many ways—a touch of hands, thoughtful gestures, willingness to go the extra mile, forgiving, and forgetting. When the “forgetting” involves memory loss, love becomes more complicated. It takes a special type of love to transcend beyond the give and take relationships we expect. When Jim turned inward, I often wondered if he had forgotten about me, the kids, or even the grandkids. Yet, no matter how much I doubted, there were times when the look in his eyes, a smile, or even tears, showed that deep inside he still held special feelings for family. The most significant epiphany of loving someone with dementia is that what the mind forgets, the heart remembers.
About the author:
Linda is a longtime Alzheimer’s Association volunteer and advocate. She is an author and the editor of Alzheimer’s Anthology of Unconditional Love. She offers presentations based on her personal experience as a primary caregiver for her husband who lived with early onset dementia for ten years. She will speak to groups or organizations about Alzheimer’s or writing life stories. Presentations can be tailored for your group. Visit her website at http://www.lsfisher.com/ or email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Paperback: 166 pages
- Publisher: Mozark Press (June 19, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0990327035
- ISBN-13: 978-0990327035
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces