Dementia Video of Childhood Memory of Being Forgotten

This is a video of my first memory of being forgotten by someone I loved dearly and the impact it has had on my life.
And ….if you know how to rotate a video let me know so people don’t have to watch sideways LOL!


How Can We Help Others Change Their Perspective When Forgotten?

What are you ideas to make change?

How do you explain this situation to others?

How do you or will you deal with this when it happens to you?

2 Replies to “Dementia Video of Childhood Memory of Being Forgotten”

  1. Thank you for your article. Your mother must have been very young to succumb to Alzheimers and that must have been so hard for you and your family to bear. My mum is 67 and has suffered from alzheimers for about 7 years now. It has been quite gradual and she can no longer really walk unaided and has very little co-ordination. She needs help getting dressed, eating and bathing. However, although she finds some words difficult to find and has such problems, she still has all her memories and recognises everyone. She gets frustrated about not being able to say what she wants to say and is fully aware of her situation. My mum was a vibrant woman and my heart breaks for her situation. My dad is an excellent carer for her but he is finding it tough. My own daughter (9) is the only grandchild and is very close to her granny. She knows what is happening and bless her she cuddles and spends loads of time with her granny which my mum adores. I and my family dread the day that we know will come when she forgets one of us. To watch someone you love lose their identity to Alzheimers is one of the worst things imaginable. It is good to share and listen to others who are going through the same thing.

    1. HI Kristy

      Thanks for writing. As awful as it all is, there are some bright sides to the disease. It teaches us to dig deeper and appreciate the relationships before us. It teaches us to let go of our need to control things and live in the present. It teaches us not to prejudge how life should be lived, or what to expect from another; but rather accept one another for where we are today in any given moment. It teaches us to slow down and to communicate on different levels like looking for the non verbal communications that never end, only switch and change to keep us on our toes.

      I am so glad your daughter is close to your Mum. Mine still is at the age of 23 years old. I remember when Grandma would watch Danielle and there were days I was wondering who was watching who as they colored so content with each others company. Your Mum sounds like a very lucky lady to be loved so much by so many.


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