Acceptance of Change Important in Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Posted Apr 20 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 steadfast.
I wanted him back. Unfortunately, my family and I had to learn to
accept the fact that Dad would never be the same.