November 29, 2016
Loretta Woodward Veney
When my mom was diagnosed with dementia, I started writing down things that she said or asked. At first it was a way to hold onto the memories she was losing. But as the disease progressed, I’ve seen how her wisdom and humor continue to shine through the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease. Living in the moment is a challenge for all of us facing this disease, alongside loved ones stuck between the disappearing past and the uncertain future. With Thanksgiving just behind us, I’ve been reflecting on what makes me thankful, and it’s every minute I get with my mom.