almost bereavement

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Living with a person who has Dementia is almost like bereavement.

The one you have known and loved for many many years is slowly slipping away.

Instead of being ‘Tess’ or ‘your Mother’ I am now referred to as ‘My Wife’

names of things are forgotten, conversations are not possible as concentration lapses very quickly. Simple tasks take longer to complete. Confusion creeps in

With the shortening of days comes restlessness and the need to shut things down and go to bed.

This brings loneliness and feelings of rejection, sometimes one even feels as if they are no longer relevant.

patience and understanding  are sometimes in short supply!

Pray for us.

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  1. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Nov 16, 2017 @ 01:16:10

    This is so hard – and those who haven’t had to go through it, may they be spared. Thanks for the link.

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  2. summertime75
    Nov 16, 2017 @ 07:23:23

    My Mother-in-law has dementia and it is very sad to see the person she once was slipping away and the fear when she has moments of clarity, a few years ago my Mother died of cancer and however awful that was I’m grateful that we were spared this long and drawn out death. A close friend who has just trued 60 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, his employer, the NHS being the ever caring employer tried to have him sacked on the grounds that he could no longer fulfil his role as a paramedic rather that an ill health retirements, locally his partner wouldn’t accept this and won, the really awful thing is that I’ve cried more about my friend than my Mum, dementia and its various forms is a cruel way to die robbing friends and family so many times over.

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  3. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 03:57:11

    This reminds me of my mom…. memories are painful. I empathize with your sister and what she’s going through, Willow. Thanks for sharing this.❤️

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  4. tgedavis
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 12:38:53

    I was drawn here by the title ‘Almost Bereavement’ – I have never had to deal with the kind of lingering bereavement that you are talking about, but I have written an illustrated story which deals with themes of change and almost bereavement (I think). It was cathartic for me to create and might be cathartic for your sister too if she likes that kind of thing. It only takes about 40 minutes to read and it’s totally free. You can find it on my page. It’s called ‘Yelkouan Spell’. Just a thought.

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    • willowdot21
      Apr 04, 2018 @ 17:00:41

      Thank you so much for your kindness, I shall tell my sister about your story. My sister actually wrote that blog post. She would be very pleased if you visited her blog too. I am sorry if you have lost someone sadly it comes to us all. Thank you again, it was more than “just a thought” it was a very kind thought. 💜

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