As Alzheimer’s disease slowly steals a person’s abilities, their self-confidence is jeopardized. Their social circles shrink and even those closest to them may shy away.
Some people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia will become residents in an assisted living situation away from all family and friends.
Just because they can no longer express themselves the same way, doesn’t mean their heart isn’t still full of love and their spirit still yearning for appreciation.
Although we can’t all belt out the lyrics to I Will Always Love You as eloquently this young lady, we can still express our love in other ways.
Please read my full article on NextAvenue.org, Dementia Patients Have the Right to Be Loved, where I discuss this further.
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