Happy Holiday Season comes with challenges

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  1. JakeStarkey

    JakeStarkey Well-Known Member

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    Hope all are having a good Thanksgiving week and looking toward the longer holiday season.

    It's our first holiday season with an elderly family member in dementia, so we move on a spiraling curve with the opportunity of learning and opportunities to be charitable.

    For a former school teacher and one engaged with the world in general, her mind writhes with increasing confusion and fear.

    We do our best, but think we fall short.
     
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    You mean merry Christmas season?
     
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    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    That kind of language will trigger the alt left.
     
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    You mean "the left". They aren't the alt anything, that is mainstream, leftism.
     
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    I can only wish you luck and tell you to enjoy what she has right now understanding this is probably the last holiday to do so while it is still there. From experience I would recommend pictures of family and albums in a completely silent room...it sometimes works.
     
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    Thank you for the well wishing, tecoyah, and particularly the idea of family picture room.
     
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    It worked with my uncle, the last coherence I had with him before he passed....I wish I had done it more.
     
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    My mom has been slowing slipping away with dementia. She is at peace with it so that helps.

    From your post I gather your loved one has never and doesn’t now think you or your family fall short.

    Perhaps circumstances preclude a completely happy thanksgiving but I wish your family one.
     
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