Alzheimer S Quotes

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Lisa Genova
“You're so beautiful," said Alice. "I'm afraid of looking at you and not knowing who you are."
"I think that even if you don't know who I am someday, you'll still know that I love you."
"What if I see you, and I don't know that you're my daughter, and I don't know that you love me?"
"Then, I'll tell you that I do, and you'll believe me.”
Lisa Genova, Still Alice

Nicholas Sparks
“Every time I read to her, it was like I was courting her, because sometimes, just sometimes, she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?”
Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

“Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”
Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn't know possible.”
Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

Debra Dean
“She is leaving him, not all at once, which would be painful enough, but in a wrenching succession of separations. One moment she is here, and then she is gone again, and each journey takes her a little farther from his reach. He cannot follow her, and he wonders where she goes when she leaves.”
Debra Dean, The Madonnas of Leningrad

Shaun David Hutchinson
“We have to watch Nana's life slipping away from her like a forgotten word. I thought I understood what's happening to her, but this isn't like being robbed a penny at a time. Memories aren't currency to spend; they're us. Age isn't stealing from my grandmother; it's slowly unwinding her.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

Norman Doidge
“Not all activities are equal in this regard. Those that involve genuine concentration—studying a musical instrument, playing board games, reading, and dancing—are associated with a lower risk for dementia. Dancing, which requires learning new moves, is both physically and mentally challenging and requires much concentration. Less intense activities, such as bowling, babysitting, and golfing, are not associated with a reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s. (254)”
Norman Doidge

Anne Lamott
“Her purse was a weight, ballast; it tethered her to the earth as her mind floated away.”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

C.J. Tudor
“Thin, I think, that fabric between realities. Maybe minds aren't lost. Maybe they just slip through and find a different place to wander.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

William Shakespeare
“Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come.”
William Shakespeare, Love Poems and Sonnets

Judy Cornish
“Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief.

If you are a doctor or surgeon, your expertise and knowledge comes from a superior position. But when our role is to be providers of care, we should be there as equals.”
Judy Cornish, The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

“To put it simply--our brain span should match our lifespan.”
meryl comer

“A dementia-friendly society is not yet in reach.”
meryl comer

Nancy L. Kriseman
“Embracing a healing presence requires you to just be in the moment together.”
Nancy L. Kriseman, Mindful Caregiver: Finding Easecb: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

Belinda Bauer
“Then he stared down at the twinkling lights and sobbed, "All my stars fell out of the sky.”
Belinda Bauer, The Beautiful Dead

Lisa Genova
“This disease will not be bargained with. I can’t offer it the names of the United States presidents in exchange for the names of my children. I can’t give it the names of the state capitals and keep the memories of my husband.”
Lisa Genova, Still Alice

Nancy L. Kriseman
“My caregiver mantra is to remember 'The only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.”
Nancy L. Kriseman, Mindful Caregiver: Finding Easecb: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

“Never give up hope. If you do, you'll be dead already.--Dementia Patient, Rose from The Inspired Caregiver”
Peggi Speers , The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“I believe that most caregivers find that they inherit a situation where they just kind of move into caregiving. It's not a conscious decision for most caregivers, and they are ultimately left with the responsibility of working while still trying to be the caregiver, the provider, and the nurturer.- Sharon Law Tucker”
Peggi Speers, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

“Never give up hope. If you do, you'll be dead already.-- Dementia Patient Rose in The Inspired Caregiver”
Peggi Speer and Tia Walker

Nancy L. Kriseman
“My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.”
Nancy L. Kriseman, Mindful Caregiver: Finding Easecb: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

Richard L.  Ratliff
“I am daily learning
To be the reluctant guardian of your memories
There was light in those eyes; I miss that”
Richard L. Ratliff

Judy Cornish
“Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall.
The psychological present lasts about three seconds. We experience the present even when we have dementia. The emotional pain caused by callous treatment or unkind talk occurs during that period.
The moods and actions of people with dementia are expressions of what they have experienced, whether they can still use language and recall, or not.”
Judy Cornish, The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

Ron Mayes
“They think I don't know what I'm thinking, but I do.”
Ron Mayes, Sherrod's Legacy: Reflections of Sherrod Mayes and His Descendants

Nancy L. Kriseman
“As your care recipient’s advocate, be involved, don’t accept the status quo, and don’t be afraid to voice your concerns.”
Nancy L. Kriseman, Mindful Caregiver: Finding Easecb: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

Lisa Genova
“Please don't look at our scarlet A's and write us off. Look us in the eye, talk directly to us. Don't panic or take it personally if we make mistakes, because we will. We will repeat ourselves, we will misplace things, and we will get lost. We will forget your name and what you said two minutes ago. We will also try our hardest to compensate for and overcome our cognitive losses.”
Lisa Genova, Still Alice

Nancy L. Kriseman
“One goal of the mindful caregiver is to find ways to not feel ‘dis-eased’ in the caregiving process.”
Nancy L. Kriseman, Mindful Caregiver: Finding Easecb: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey

Judy Cornish
“Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall.

The psychological present lasts about three seconds. We experience the present even when we have dementia. The emotional pain caused by callous treatment or unkind talk occurs during that period.

The moods and actions of people with dementia are expressions of what they have experienced, whether they can still use language and recall, or not.”
Judy Cornish, The Dementia Handbook: How to Provide Dementia Care at Home

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