Monday, December 10, 2012

one word

If I could describe Mom's journey through dementia in one word, it would be anger.

There is a new person at our Alzheimer's caregivers support group. She is a caretaker wife. Her husband is a large and intelligent person. He is someone who was always responsible, in-charge, providing leadership, and direction. Now he is angry.  People are telling him that he can no longer do things he once did, that the things he is saying or doing is "wrong". He is arguing back. He is yelling and angry. She is scared. I am worried for his wife.

He, like my Mother, will not believe the chaos that dementia is causing. They will both keep fighting. They both know they are right.

Dammmmmdementia I hate you.

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