Yesterday was Memorial Day. It was a day of remembering those who died fighting for our freedoms. It was also a day spent with loved ones including our elders. For those of you who have family members diagnosed with dementia, you may feel that you have already lost them even though they are still with you physically.
Please read the article entitled “Counting Them Out” by Carol Silver Elliot, https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/counting-them-out. The article offers a story of one elder with dementia who rarely responded to any communication yet responded to a therapy pony.
I hope Ms. Silver’s blog brings you some comfort and perhaps a method for stimulating your loved ones with dementia. Don’t count your loved ones out – they are still with you.