FOR GREGORY. He was not a VICTIM of ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, he was a HERO!
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Saturday, November 14, 2015
I Am Grateful
-Gregory no longer has to live with Alzheimer's.
-I no longer have to live with Alzheimer's.
-Gregory died peacefully.
-Gregory never became non-responsive until his last four days.
-Gregory was able to let go of life in four short days.
-Medicaid was approved in three short weeks.
-we were able to find our condo where Gregory enjoyed living in downtown Evanston for close to five years.
-I continue to enjoy calling the 807 Davis Street condo my (our) home.
-Gregory didn't seem to be in physical pain for most of his 12 years with dementia.
-Gregory was in good health.
-Ernie was able to help Gregory reconnect with his body during massage sessions.
-so many people were loyal to Gregory and visited as often as they were able.
-Gregory remembered who I was until the end.
-Gregory never forgot my name.
-Gregory continued to enjoy his chocolates.
-Gregory was able to enjoy music.
-Gregory and Manny developed a loving relationship.
-Manny appeared in our life to support Gregory.
-we were able to afford Manny's services for close to two years.
-Gregory enjoyed his three square meals a day.
-Gregory stayed on his "regular" diet and didn't have to move to "mechanical" or "puree" food.
-Gregory still enjoyed watching TV.
-Gregory's spirit and soul always seemed to be present.
-Gregory rarely got angry.
-Gregory said he was happy at Lieberman.
-everybody at Lieberman loved Gregory and paid him a lot of attention.
-we were able to travel to Italy, Spain, France, Mexico and around the U.S. after Gregory's diagnosis.
-we had a loving support group in family and friends.
-the Lieberman Center provided such good care for Gregory.
-Midwest Hospice and Gita and Elisabeth provided such good care for Gregory.
-the doctors, nurses, CNAs, and staff at Lieberman provided such good care for Gregory.
-we found each other and instantly fell in love 40+ years ago.