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Alzheimer's Care Focusing on the Joy

Posted Feb 01 2013 9:59am
When I would sometimes break down and cry at the loss, I felt my son and my mother were often happily interacting together, focusing on the joy of the moment.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room


Alzheimer's Care Focusing on the Joy
I read this comment on memory loss this morning on NPR .

Elaine wrote in to respond
My son was five when my mother began to experience memory loss from Alzheimer's.

My son formed a lovely and close relationship with his grandmother. He played silly games with her, told her the play-by-play of his soccer games over and over while she patiently listened, took her hand and guided her up to the buffet at a restaurant and returned with plates full of bacon.

And when I would sometimes break down and cry at the loss, I felt my son and my mother were often happily interacting together, focusing on the joy of the moment. Memory was not the only thing that made my mother a loving and joyful person to be with.

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  • Five years old
  • Memory Loss
  • Silly games
  • Listened
  • Guided Her
  • Restaurant
  • Cry at the loss
  • Happily Interacting
  • Focusing on the Joy of the Moment
  • Joyful Person

The entire comment is 115 words long. Pretty amazing if you ask me. Wonderful actually.

Think about it.

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