Posted on: June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Note: In 2007, Jamie Wilson Headley (founder and CEO of Dementia Services Group) began the complicated process of helping her once-independent mother adjust to life with dementia.
These are the challenges that one woman faced, but although Jamie’s Journey is deeply personal, it is also universal. We hope that her trials and triumphs will shed light on the emotional and logistical issues that come with caring someone with dementia.
Mom slumped to the couch and nodded, looking at her feet. She didn’t cry or scream — she just sat there.
I told her that she should stay with us for the weekend, and that it would be all right. We could get another cat, couldn’t we? I said other things, too… I tried every lame thing that came into my mind, so long as I thought it might comfort her.
As I made my clumsy attempts, Mom only looked from me to the floor, and back again. She didn’t say a word.