picture above: Ashah, myself, and my dad – with my grandmother who has dementia.
From Jean Vanier…
A leader of one of our communities told me about his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. But the person this man wanted to talk to me about was not his mother but his father. He had been a strong, efficient, hard working man, more concerned with success than with people. But when his wife fell ill, he did not want to put her in hospital. He kept her at home and it was he who cared for her. It was he who helped her to eat and who brushed her teeth.
“And now,” the man told me, “my father is completely transformed. He has become a man of… Read More