Would the Alzheimer's community be receiving greater support if persons living with Alzheimer's and related dementia were portrayed as lovable in their own way?
The Best Alzheimer’s Facility: An Aide’s Shocking Behavior Convinced Me our reader Myra wrote:
"This is a great reading. It is so true. Those of us who work with memory care residents daily begin to love and care deeply for them. As a caregiver on the job and especially as a family member of a memory challenged loved one this is very comforting."This started me thinking. I wonder what percentage of the general public views a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia as lovable?
I can say with great confidence that the audience here found my deeply forgetful mother, Dotty, lovable.
Nevertheless, I once had a person with a Ph. D. ask me, "has she tried to stab you with a scissors yet?"