Aug 14, 2010


"The ability to forgive those who have ignored us, wounded us or even killed us, comes only after long practice, and leads to the deepest personal freedom," Dr. Joan Borysenko.

Forgiveness. It might be the key to mature and healthy life. We all have those family members, friends, colleagues, acquaintances or strangers to forgive for some transgression. But, the person most important to forgive is ourselves. For the times we are impatient with the person with dementia, for not recognizing the signs sooner to get medical help, for assuming the person wouldn't do something when it was he/she couldn't do it. For all those times, let us forgive ourselves. Let us free ourselves entirely. Perhaps, too, we need to forgive our loved one for having dementia.

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