Friday, December 18, 2009
Walking for Memories
I work every day, with people who spent their lives as independent people.
These people have families, friends, co-workers and loved-ones but through twists of fate and biological events, dementia has stolen their memories, their sense of time and place, their awareness of loved ones and their own personhood.
Every day, I witness the power of memory to bind people together. I see how reminiscing with residents who have dementias and Alzheimer's disease, can help bond both family members and residents together as well as bond staff to residents.
The act of remembering is an act of love. Remembering for someone who has forgotten is an act of selflessness.
I decided to register a team from the LTC facility I work in, to help raise money for Alzheimer's and related dementias research.
Please visit the link attached to this post, to support my team in our goal to raise $1000.00 by the time we walk together in support of all of our residents and our loved ones who experience dementias.