I have begun recording more of my mom’s memories during my visits to see her in the nursing home in Edmonton. These memories are my small attempt at keeping her mind active and focused.
The Dementia prevents her for focusing on the immediate events in her life. As a result, she finds herself feeling lost, lonely and scared. Rightfully so. This disease robs her of her confidence, her joie de vivre, her sense of self. I hate how she looks so alone and frail.
The glimpses I catch of my mom where she is the woman I admired growing up are when we are able to talk about her past. Her story, while is one that I know well, is still one that I treasure. She is able to recall names, faces, places, dates and events with a great deal of clarity. Those are the memories I am able to record through her words and photos.
It is my goal to record as many memories as I can while she can recall them. Over the coming weeks and months, I will be adding them to my site. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I have. Each memory sheds more light on to my mom’s family and friends.
I am privileged to be the conduit for these memories.