Never GoodbyeNavigating the Journey of Dementia
I’m a copywriter, graphics designer and web designer. As master of my own “blog universe, ”this is a first time for me. I was inspired by my friend WC (writerchick.wordpress.com) who encouraged me to get started. And I’m really glad I did!
I started keeping a journal when living with my dad who is suffering from dementia. Dad’s country doctor didn’t want to pursue diagnosing whether Dad had Alzheimer’s. He decided not to put a medical label his mental decline and preferred to call it “old age”. That was fine by me given the disdain my dad had cultivated for the medical profession throughout the years, and particularly in his older age as he had became increasingly skeptical about many aspects of life.
My journal has provided an outlet for my confusion and my roller coaster of emotions regarding my dad’s “old age”. Truly, being able to laugh provided the comic relief I needed to preserve my sanity. I mean, take a middle aged woman, with raging hormones, who is continually asking if the room is hot, or if it’s just her. Now pair that up with a feisty old man in his eighties suffering from dementia, and you really do have quite the winning combination. Wouldn’t you say?
I love writing. I love reading great books. Some of my favorite authors include: Ann Rice, Robert Heinlein, Ernest Hemmingway, Arthur Miller, and the list goes on.
I live in L.A. My father lives in Alabama. That in and of itself has proved to be problematic.
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