Caregiver You Are Not Alone: Thomas’ Story

It’s Too Hard to See Him Like That

When family members opt out of helping care for someone it’s not unusual for them to say, “It’s too hard to see him or her like that.”

Of course it’s hard. These diseases are brutal, long term, fatal illnesses. Too hard for everyone. What most people don’t understand is that with dementia time travel is real. As short term memory is lost, the past comes alive for person with dementia. Sharing memories of life when they were strong, healthy, and happy is what will ease their days. Share photos, home movies, and stories from your shared time. That is the way to make something that is too hard a bit better moment to moment.

Its too hard to see him like that.

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