We Danced: Our Story of Love and Dementia

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The topic of this guide revolves across the lifetime of my spouse, Maureen, who died October 2019. It opens with snapshots of her troubled childhood and early grownup life in two tough marriages. It rapidly transitions to our first assembly, friendship, and relationship – not with out their very own issues. By these trials, she confirmed large power and coronary heart. We ultimately married and lived a love story that others marveled at for years. We travelled, went to live shows, constructed a house, and remained fully devoted. Whereas nonetheless in her early sixties, she misplaced a chunk of herself. Phrases turned tougher to seek out. Steps to carry out the best duties turned unimaginable to observe. We knew one thing was fallacious however had no concept the severity of her situation. Our world turned the wrong way up.The latter half of the guide chronicles in exacting element her analysis and life with Frontotemporal Degeneration, a dementia referred to as FTD. I cared for her for the three and a half years of this illness. Her psychological state deteriorated quickly. I modified to a extra versatile job to stick with her extra through the day as she misplaced even essentially the most primary features of consuming alone, toileting, or utilizing a telephone. We nonetheless created tender moments and danced however she was shedding an incredible quantity of weight and required better and better care.Financials not permitting me to give up work, I succumbed to the suggestions of a number of professionals and made the painful resolution to put her in reminiscence care. I visited her daily, two to a few instances per day, and we made the most effective of a horrible scenario. We nonetheless shared many tender moments throughout this final 12 months, together with the second I held her hand as she handed. The story is informed in a weak and unfiltered method. It collects writings from each husband and spouse by way of journals, letters, and social media posts built-in into the primary narrative. It captures our real-life, timeless love story by way of this incurable illness.”This guide is a loving and thoughtfully written tribute to the creator’s spouse and their years collectively. The main points of her journey with frontotemporal dementia and the creator’s experiences as a care associate are offered in a way that’s really illustrative of his devotion to her. The methods wherein they continued to have fun life after her analysis and the guidelines shared are beneficial and exquisite insights for these residing with dementia and their care companions.”-Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CEO and Founding father of Constructive Method to Care®

Writer‏:‎Scott M Rose (April 23, 2021)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎416 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1736820311
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1736820315
Merchandise Weight‏:‎1.34 kilos
Dimensions‏:‎6 x 1.04 x 9 inches

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