Has anyone ever told you to “live in the moment?” Or “Be present.”
Living in the moment takes on a whole new meaning for someone who is living with dementia.
Here’s how Jolene Brackey describes it in her best selling book Creating Moments of Joy – A Journal for Caregivers.
“When a person has short term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is absolutely attainable to create perfectly wonderful moments – moments that put smiles on their faces, a twinkle in their eyes, or trigger memories. Five minutes later they won’t remember what you did or said, but the feeling you left them with will linger.”
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