Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
God is making us strong. After my last post I was resigned to the fact that Mum would never tell me. I mean I was really resigned. It was OK. But now God has let me hear her say the words, and we have connected. She hugged me before she left and I saw in her eyes a love that doesn't want to burden me, a helplessness that can't speak, more and more regrets. But it's the love that matters. I am thankful. Thankful that although suffering is inevitable and maybe long, we have time. Time to say 'I love you'. Time to laugh. Time to be together. Time to appreciate every moment is a gift from our loving Heavenly Father, the One who holds us in His hands and where we are safe.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
You cannot alter your age or the genes you are born with, but there are lifestyle changes you can adopt which may reduce your chance of developing dementia by as much as 20%.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Today I think Mum has turned a corner in accepting her condition. She has told her pastor herself that she has Alzheimer's. This must have been difficult to actually voice, but I know it was a huge relief for Dad. This is wonderful now that she can receive solid prayer support and help from the church.
Dad says that she has begun taking medication although I'm not sure exactly what it is. So things move on, and I am still earnestly praying that she will eventually bring herself to talk about it with the rest of the family. Sometimes I feel angry with her, that she still wants to keep it from us, but it must be so hard for her to come to terms with herself, and the time will come when we can be open, I am sure.