Leah, my friend and colleague, has vascular dementia. I often share her remarkable posts with you. Here is one she wrote on look toward the New Year.
"This blog is about hope. With my old year ending with the loss of my father, it would be very easy to sit back and pine for the "good ol' days" when I had all my family and did NOT have dementia. Easy, but not at all practical. I can truthfully tell you that I have been doing a lot of soul searching since Dad passed away, and I have learned some very basic truths about myself. The most important realization was that, for years, I have just been waiting for death. Yes, you read that correctly"