Mar 17, 2010


"Life teaches us to accept good-byes as a part of saying hello to things that are newer," anonymous.

Part of living with dementia is grieving. I have heard some refer to living with someone with dementia as "the long good-bye". It is a continual good-bye to the way things used to be. Loss of cognitive functioning, loss of functioning as a companion, loss of independent functioning, loss of physical skills.

Yesterday we received notice that Dwane had written a check for which there is insufficient funds. I have switched him to an account with a modest balance because of his tendency to lose checkbooks, and he wrote a large check that I knew nothing about. Resolvable, but yet one more thing for me to handle.

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