Monday, March 25, 2013

Dementia And A Field Of Flowers

Isn’t this a beautiful picture?  You would think it was taken at a botanical garden.  However, it was taken at Wal-Mart.  Yes, Wal-Mart.  My mother’s favorite flower is the tulip, and Wal-Mart had a beautiful display of flowers for sell.  I asked my husband to take a picture of the myriad of colors, and this is the result.  It is truly beautiful.
Dementia presents itself in as many forms as the tulip is presented in color.  Just when you think you have everything “figured out” with your loved one, a new kink is thrown in the plan, and you are left wondering what to do next.  When you think about it, that situation is really no different from life in general.  Although, dementia makes resolving the situation much more complex.
Throughout the process, though, remember to seek the beauty of the situation.  Your loved one still has so much to give, and you need all they have to offer.  Maybe you need to refocus your lens, look at the scene with a pair of fresh eyes, take the picture, and observe how beautiful life can be.  Hope that gives you Something To Ponder. 

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