Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #5

In my quest to find meaning in the last 10+ years, and to keep going, I’ve been reading a lot of my old blogs. This month, I have looked back mostly at the months of September, as it is Dementia Awareness Month. Thank you Jeff, once more for being there.

In my #BanBPSD for #WAM2018 blog series, I am posting a comment received after an earlier blog in this series; often it is a comments like this that motivates me to keep writing and advocating for change.

My blog today is short, but hopefully makes sense.

Jeff’s comments kept me awake, and in tears for most of the flight home from Taipei on Sunday night!

At a loss to verbalise my thoughts.

After following your blog for many years and really understanding what you are saying, I feel a sense of guilt in having followed the advice of the professionals. I effectively lost my partner on day one of the treatment, and my sons lost their mother. They have both commented as such.

I hope you keep battering away at this.”

  • I cried for ages, with a deeper than usual understanding of the absolute tragedy of our…

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