Voices of Alzheimer's: The Healing Companion: Stories for by The Healing Project

By The Healing Project

Written through these touched by way of the disorder, this number of greater than 50 tales mentioned by means of the spouses, sufferers, caregivers, friends, and family offers a glance at their trips and function a better half to these at present suffering to deal with Alzheimer’s. The participants write with candor, readability, and humor approximately their reviews with the affliction, supplying perception and methods for residing with the Alzheimer’s sufferer and sharing concerning the confident impact the adventure may have on these affected. those essays illustrate the indomitable power of spirit of these whose lives are irrevocably replaced within the face of heart-wrenching adversity.

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It was hard finding those words because as his fear and anger increased, so did mine. I wanted to rage at the disease and I wanted to fix him. I wanted to hide and I wanted my daddy back to read me poetry and teach me how to be less selfish, more confident and a better man. ” It took a lot to confront this every day, even if only by phone. I’d breathe deep before I called, knowing that I’d only get the “Hey T H E H E A L I N G P R OJ E CT 12 VO I C E S O F A L Z H E I M E R ’ S man, I’m fine” before he’d pass the phone to Shirley.

I didn’t expect this. I miss you. I miss what little we had. I miss your humor, your laughter. … Integrity is what you do when no one’s looking. I wonder how I measure up. It’s not that I do cruel things—it’s that I don’t seem to be able to relax, to sit down with you, talk, read the Bible to you. I’m scared so I just keep on my feet. I want to help you make a scrapbook, watch some old TV show, anything that brings you a bit of pleasure. But it’s too late. Those things no longer mean anything to you.

You let her into your life and your home, you and your family did what most people wouldn’t even have considered doing, much less done. People aren’t perfect, and if they try to be, then they’re not real. We’re not supposed to get it all right. Remember, you had to balance this T H E H E A L I N G P R OJ E CT 3 VO I C E S O F A L Z H E I M E R ’ S T H E H E A L I N G P R OJ E CT 4 VO I C E S O F A L Z H E I M E R ’ S with being a wife and mother. It’s only natural to want to move forward and be more interested in your children—in those who are living.

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