Dorothy had a good day today- until the sundowners started. )-: I can hear the desperation for help in her voice. She is so sad, upset and adamant about the fact that she does not need to be where she is- it just hurts my heart. I’ve been hearing the same thing for 298 days- give or take a few.
You would think that by this time they would have found a cure – it’s been since 1980 that the Alzheimer’s Association was founded. You’d think by now they’d have something. Or do they not want to find anything- Old people is a big business. Just think about it- it’s like the baby business- big bucks.
Wake up and take notice of your life. How is your life? Are you happy? Have you done enough? Have you accomplished what you were sent here to do? Is there anything you want to do? Have you loved enough? Have you laughed enough? If you question any of these things- you might want to get started doing them. Life is short- even in its longest day.( John Mellencamp)
When mom is “with me and in the moment” I ask her if there is any place she wants to go, do or see. Her answer is always no- she’s done everything she wanted to do.
I have not- there is so much more I want to do. So, I’m going to get started.
Peace & Love,