FOR GREGORY. He was not a VICTIM of ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, he was a HERO!
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Friday, December 27, 2013
Today He Cried For Joy
All this was done with love and patience and kindness without making him ask first or struggle trying first. This has always been the conundrum for me, in which if I do it all, he looses the ability more quickly but if I hold back we run the risk of frustration and fear. He has gotten to the point recently that I have just decided to do it all for him because he cannot do it for himself anymore.
After we were finished, he held me and cried into my shoulder muttering about how proud he was of himself that he was able to do it all with out help. So my doing it all for him caused the memories of his doing it all for himself to be strong and the ruler of his emotions. A strange lesson for me to learn but a good one.