Living with a person who has Dementia is almost like bereavement.
The one you have known and loved for many many years is slowly slipping away.
Instead of being ‘Tess’ or ‘your Mother’ I am now referred to as ‘My Wife’
names of things are forgotten, conversations are not possible as concentration lapses very quickly. Simple tasks take longer to complete. Confusion creeps in
With the shortening of days comes restlessness and the need to shut things down and go to bed.
This brings loneliness and feelings of rejection, sometimes one even feels as if they are no longer relevant.
patience and understanding are sometimes in short supply!
Pray for us.