Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Suffering is always hard to quantify, especially when the pain is caused by as cruel of a disease as Alzheimer’s. Most illnesses attack the body, but Alzheimer’s destroys the mind, and in the process, annihilates the very self.” (Jeff Kluger)

Quote #2

“The thing about Alzheimer’s is that it’s sort of life all these little small deaths along the way, before they actually physically die.” (Lucinda Williams)

Quote #3

“There is one thing Alzheimer’s cannot take away, and that is love. Love is not a memory, it’s a feeling that resides in your heart and soul.” (Michele DeSocio)

Bonus Quote

“One of the easiest ways to rob someone with dementia of their dignity is to be dismissive, talking through, over, or about them, as though they aren’t there. Imagine living your whole life and not remembering it anymore. Imagine forgetting those you love the most. Imagine becoming as vulnerable as a small child. Imagine how terrifying it must be to have dementia. You probably can’t imagine it, but you can become dementia friendly. Do your best to include, involve, and respond to someone with dementia, as though you understand what they’re going through, even though you may not understand it or ever be able to fully. ” (Unknown)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson