Dementia’s grip on independence is slow and steady… and irreversible. But it’s not just the diagnosed who lose their independence: it’s also their caregivers. So what’s the positive spin to help us get through this battle? Well.. there are a few, actually.
The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication.” What an appropriate time to reflect on this passing year and the dedication that 15 million caregivers in the United States selflessly show to their husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and friends who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
For those who could not attend the memorial service for Glen Campbell, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on August 24th, 2017, CareLiving would like to share Kim Campbell’s eulogy to her late husband.
I believe that there is power in the spoken word. In my daily self-pep-talks I repeat: I am strong. I can do this. I made it through today, I can make it through tomorrow. This too shall pass. My God is bigger than this problem!