Those with Alzheimer’s are trying to live a meaningful life, just like the rest of us. In my caregiving experiences thus far, I have learned to bring life to a person who is reaching for it, and seen it improve everyone’s day.
There will come a time when that person will be done reaching, and will be finishing. Often, this line is challenging to determine and delicate to walk. But asking the question, “How can I bring the best stories about him or her every day, in one form or another?” has been valuable for me as a caregiver, a musician, and a fellow human.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” -Helen Keller