Listen up. Many of the persons living with Alzheimer's can't make decisions. So, they do what they can do. They say NO.
They can't make a decision and when they are saying NO they are telling you they can't decide. No is the biggest, most frequently used, word in the Alzheimer's World dictionary.
I didn't realize it at the time, but the decision to get serious about the Alzheimer's Reading Room brought with it great benefit for both Dotty and me.
As I began to write I was forced to think about my own caregiving effort. This lead me to examine what I was doing in greater detail. I soon realized I could improve on everything I was doing through greater systematizing of my own thoughts, efforts, and philosophy.
In The Metamorphosis of This Alzheimer's Caregiver (Part One), I said:
The more I learned the more I wanted to know. I learned a great deal about Alzheimer's disease and dementia--including the science. It helped me understand a very mystifying disease. It helped me to put a frame around something that is difficult if not impossible to describe.