It’s Time To Expand Our Views On Dementia

Remembering each individual as he or she was prior to their journey with AD will go a long way toward helping family members deal with the devastation that is Alzheimer’s Disease or any dementia. Remember them while recognizing the uniqueness of their journey and yours as caregiver and/or family member and friend.

Alzheimer's Speaks Blog

It’s Time To Expand Our Views

By Lori La Bey founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Lori_040_1LQSoftCroppedIt is a common statement to hear someone say, “When you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia.”  I believe we need to expand this statement and also understand and accept that “Once you’ve met one care partner, you’ve met one care partner and that each and every environment we are in with a person with dementia is constantly changing.”  Nothing is a given.  We must be prepared for that.  We must develop a toolkit which can offer fluid and spontaneous tools to shift perceptions and reactions to care.  It it time to stop being limited by our fear of failure and instead switch to an attitude that we should be afraid of not trying!

My personal motto is, “It’s about progress, not perfection.”  We waste an awful lot of time, energy…

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