As a family care partner, we are usually scurrying around, trying to accomplish a variety of tasks. Our time is usually limited, our lists are endless and our energy is usually depleted. All that being said, our main job is to take care of our loved one.
As my mentor, Teepa Snow, always as, “ I am who I was but I am different” , when she is describing an individual with dementia. As we are all aware, dementia robs our loved ones’ of their self-awareness, ability to think sequentially and to express themselves verbally. It does not take away their love for music, poetry, rhythm, and prayer.