This is dementia. It's not just a memory problem.
What you read in this blog is purely my own personal experience in dealing with Lewy Body Dementia every day.

This is not meant to offer any medical or legal advise.
I have no professional training in care giving or experiences in formal writing.
I'm just a woman that loves her husband deeply and wants to provide him with the best quality of life he can and chooses to have.
My prayer though this is "Lord, What am I learning from this; how can I use it help someone else and to glorify You?"
If just one person finds comfort in this public blog. I will feel like it was a success.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Groundhog Day

I made this comment to another Caregiver friend...

Life with Lewy (Lewy Body Dementia) is ever changing.
Just when you think , Hey, I got this! Lewy changes the rules hmmph!

Just tonight I ran into a situation that was new for me.

Hubby and I had a lady friend that passed away last Dec.
Another friend had stopped in to see us and inform us. He spoke to Hubby but at the time Hubby didn’t know who he was. Friend was pretty upset by it.

Hubby and I talked about the passing of lady friend afterward and Hubby seemed to understand.
Like I said, that was Dec.

Tonight, Hubby asked about our lady friend.

Now for the last 2 weeks Hubby has been on the downhill slide, tonight we were somewhere in the middle.

I mentioned that she has passed away and that friend came and told us.
Hubby was very upset. He had not remembered so the feelings were new to him.
It was very sad.

I hope this is not something that Hubby must relive over and over again.

I wasn’t sure how to deal with it so instead of insisting that he already knew and it was a couple of months ago, I just sympathized with him and we talked about her for a while.

Even though the moment was sad, for a brief moment, my husband was visiting with me and that was what I chose to focus on.

1 comment:

  1. The decline is so hard to live through... I know your pain.

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{BIG HUG}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


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