Jan 7, 2012

Hello Missy Dotty

It is wonderful to have someone on that understands, accepts, and accepts your limitations.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I decided to republish this comment from our new reader Lynn because I believe it is full of the type of insight that everyone must gain, recognize, about a person living with Alzheimer's or a type of dementia.

You will also notice that the message is quite positive.

The comment originally appeared under the article, Dotty's Says, I'm Not Dead Yet You Dipshit. It was published during the holidays so some of you might have missed it.

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Hello Miss Dotty,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful insight with us. I have only just stumbled into the ARR and your blog.

I found your post extremely thought provoking. It could have been written by "ME" & I'm only 60 years old. Even down the comments about the "dipshits". I was diagnosed about 5 years ago (I think) ~ Hard to keep track.

I have to think back to how many years ago did I had to quit work because I just no longer had the ability to function at professional tasks I previously excelled at. This was my career track, of over 30 years. Great financial and professional return. Bam! Disability Check!

Anyway, I know that I am going to be around for a long time. I will contine to function and be independent for quite a while I think. Thanks to great doctors, great medication taken faithfully, & great research that continues to give us all hope.

I will continue to visit your blog for inspiration. You provide to me thought provoking ideas that will lead to continuing knowledge & understanding of my disease and what to expect in the future.

I have become pretty darn good at compensating for my loss of abilities but it seems that every other day something pops up and says, "GotYa"! ~ You Can Hide It ~ Run From It ~ Turn Around ~ Face It & Fight It~ But It "Ain't" Going Away"

That said, once again I thank you for sharing. It is wonderful to have someone on that understands, accepts, and accepts your limitations, But most importantly to have someone that loves you, supports your abilities, and helps you to maintain your independence and dignity.

You are so lucky to have your "Bobby".


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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,261 articles with more than 402,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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