Dementia is like an eraser. Erasing memories you have with your loved ones but yet you can still see faint marks on what has been written before. But you have to keep writing, keep creating new memories and reviving old ones, to keep the relationship alive and to remember how it all used to be in the past.
To all other young caregivers out there, don’t be disheartened by the presence of this eraser.
It is not anyone’s fault.
The best thing we can do is to provide the best care we can to our loved one and offer words of encouragement to help other fellow caregivers in need.
I advocate for persons with dementia and their caregivers because I believe that everyone deserves to know that they are not alone in this journey.
I think the very least we can do as caregivers who have gone through this experience is to educate the people around us.
To help people understand that dementia is not as frightening as it sounds. To let them know that they can help by having the right information.
Read my story here.