Skip to content

The faces of trust

September 4, 2011
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheime...

Image via Wikipedia

As Gramp’s memory goes, there are a few things that don’t surprise me.  I knew that he would forget my name and although I was a bit sad, I was not surprised when it happened.  I even laughed the first time he yelled, “hey you!” in the grocery store.

But, I have been surprised that he can still remember me as his caregiver.  I am proud when he looks for me in the grocery store and then drives his motorized cart down to shop with me.

As I read more about the stages of Alzheimers, I have learned that Gramps will hold onto faces and feelings longer than names.  I am thankful that my face still holds good memories and thoughts for him and that he feels like he can trust me.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Please leave your thoughts or ideas!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s