Dementia and love

quote-we-remember-their-loveFor Dementia Awareness Month Day 7, I have been attending a Research Forum, with no time for writing and blogging, or even finishing off one of my draft blogs, but this image and quote, from says it all for me today.

If you are a care partner for someone with dementia, and feeling jaded, over stretched, sad, or burdened,  please try to remember what it is like on our side of the fence.

Your partner with dementia still loves you.

Please, try to remember their love for you.

We [they] do not mean to be a burden to you.

We are living with a terminal illness, that is stealing our capacity and functioning. It is definitely not fun for us either, and having dementia is not our fault.

We are still deeply in love with our care partner, but we are trapped inside our own body, often unable to explain to you what we want, how we…

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