Couple Affected by Dementia Wants to Express Thanksgiving Gratitude
Dear Carol: My husband has Alzheimer’s and even though we could afford a care facility, I want to keep him home as long as possible. This year, for the first time, we’ll go to our son’s home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It will be delightful, I know, but in the past, our local extended family always came to our home for holiday meals. This is a big change, so we’re already missing the old days when we could host these lovely times. Your columns give us hope that there can be some dignity in this process of letting go of what was and appreciating what we have now. To help us do this, we’ve decided that this holiday season we’ll make a gratitude list. Can you help us get started, and suggest ideas for how to express our gratitude for all that we have? – MJ
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