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Acceptance of Change Important in Alzheimer’s Caregiving

Posted Mar 01 2013 12:00am

My dad went into surgery with a smile and hope. He came out with severe dementia. Something unexplainable at the time had happened and Dad became a statistic – one of those “poor outcomes” we hear about. My head knew this tragedy was permanent, but my heart wanted my “real” dad back. The kind, loving, intelligent, man whose love for me was unconditional. I wanted him back. Unfortunately, my family and I had to learn to accept the fact that Dad would never be the same.

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