Saturday, February 26, 2011
In a Closed Mind
I am saddened to think of all those who suffer with dementia and the turmoil they must be in. I watched this week as my great aunt who suffers from a severe case of it wondered where she was and why she was there at her brother's memorial service. She was polite and in quiet control and even sang the hymns (from memory, I might add) but it broke my heart when she introduced herself to her brother for the second time and introduced my mom to my aunt (my mom's sister). I thought of how the mind was closing itself off so as not to hurt her anymore than she was already hurting. I thought of her siblings and children who it was obviously wearing on. I pray for dear aunt Louise, that she will have peace and be in a peaceful state causing those around her more joy than pain.