Grief has to do with failure to accept change
This is a lovely article by a gentleman whose grandmother JoAnn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's seven years ago.
Here are key excerpts: "But what I learned from my grandmotherâs journey through Alzheimerâs was that my grief regarding her condition had largely to do with my failure to accept the change she was undergoing. Regardless of how I felt about it, JoAnnâs change was the truth. What was gone in her was not missing. And the more fully I understood that, the more present I was able to be during her final years."
Tying in one tidbit from a webinar I was on earlier this week, it sounds as if the gentleman was stuck in the "denial" phase of grief and had to get to the "acceptance" stage before he could adjust his thinking "to be present" with his grandmother.
Robinhttp://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/1 ... lzheimers/
New York Times
February 16, 2012, 12:01 am
Finding Joy in Alzheimerâs
By Robert Leleux