Caregiving For A Spouse With Dementia, Can You Put It Into Words?
Caregiving for a loved one who suffers from dementia is exceedingly difficult. Certainly when it is a very close loved one, such as your parent or your spouse.
If you are such a caregiver, no doubt you have read just about every article on what to do and what not to do. But, that’s just the mechanical nuts and bolts of it.
But I have never found an article that describes the searing pain, helplessness, and frustration the child or spouse feels. The sea of life-long memories that now come clearly into focus, the inability to connect. Never until today.
I urge you to read this first person narrative from Warren Adler, the award winning novelist and playwright, whose wife has suffered with dementia for the past five years.
Make sure you have a box of tissues at hand before you start. Read it here.