Lessons Learned (So Far) From Dementia

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Like it or not, I enrolled in a crash course in caregiving for people with dementia when my father quickly developed vascular dementia less than a year ago, followed by my mother’s mild cognitive impairment. I’ve learned a few things so far, mostly through making lots of mistakes, and I’m certain I will learn much more before I’m done.

6 thoughts on “Lessons Learned (So Far) From Dementia

  1. Vivian Terro

    I really admire how you are dealing with your parents. Makes me wish I could have acted that way when my Mom was suffering from end stage cancer 😥

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    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      Vivian, I haven’t always acted this way. Believe me. Patience is not my strength. But I’m learning. I’m a work in progress. Don’t be hard on yourself. I’m sure your Mom knew you loved her and you were there with her.

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  2. Brenda Collins

    Not only do you learn a lot about and from the person you are caring for, but about yourself and others around you. Some things may come as a surprise and others not. Always take time for yourself when needed. Ask for and except help. This is a journeythat I wish on no one. It takes a special person to do what you are doing. Not everyone can. Keep your faith, God will see you through this. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend, Brenda

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    1. Taryn Hutchison Post author

      Great advice, Brenda. You’ve learned it the hard way and you kept the faith! So good to know there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

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