Michael Smith captures the feelings and sadness of reality that befalls some of us as participants on both sides of dementia. Dear Margaret as a loving caregiver, enduring the repetitive, reminders and reassurance, and the Dutchman as the subject.
I was able to check off one of my bucket list items last August as I took take out to Bob and Bobbie Shane and had Indian Food with them. Bob's expressive aphasia from his strokes was less so that day, and his laugh was old time. The words of The Dutchman rings often in my ears.
God Bless Michael on his final trial and may his discomfort be minimal, and know we all are with him as we face the next phase of our existence.
Best to all,
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