A major God Wink yesterday… a book that helped me with mother’s journey into dementia arrived by Amazon yesterday from Brookie- right after we hung up ! The latest new edition of Creating Moments of Joy. perfect timing Brooke!
The author lists the six types of moments along this rocky path -they are:
Defining Moments-Signs that tell you it’s time
Family Moments-understanding the strain the caregivers feel and how can all of them can best support the loved one in this disease.
Challenging Moments -Tricks how to lighten the load over the rocky times
Transitioning Moments-Recognizing the different transitioning stages and how to sustain and trigger memories
Enhanced Moments-Learning to create opportunities to enhance and structure a better moment
Final Moments-May we all grow spiritually and cherish the time and life lessons we learned
I can hardly wait to re-familiarize the creative ideas that feels like someone holding my hand.
I experienced one memory moment yesterday-Ben commented on mother’s picture in the other guest bedroom and he felt her with him. Twice now I have found Ben sitting on the bed just staring at her. I told him about the mysterious light that fell on her picture right after I hung it up. He loved the story and said he would look for the light again.
So until tomorrow… ” The amazing thing about life is that there are so many versions of yourself you get to experience.”
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh