My husband was diagnosed in 2010 with Lewy Body Dementia. He is and has always been my rock. Lately his Dementia goes in and out of what I call stages of normality and confusion.
My heart breaks each time his symptoms show and I long for “my Frank” to come through. What makes this disease so difficult for others to understand is in early stages it is hard to see. Only the spouse or immediate family notices the changes. I will always long for our life to be just as it was before diagnosis but the reality is it will never be so. I can now embrace what life has in store for us and learn to concur the fears of this disease. Frank has loved me unconditionally now for 28 years and I him. I refuse to allow this to change. Frank is as wonderful now as the day I married him his health doesn’t change that for me. God will give us the strength we need to maneuver the road laid before us.
Blessings to all.
Apr 13, 2015