Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s

Robert Leleux writes about his experience with his Grandmother who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. In his touching article, Leleux writes, “So often, I hear people say they’d rather die than get Alzheimer’s. This is, in part, because they believe the disease will force them to abandon themselves to oblivion. But my grandmother showed me that we are more than the sum of our memories. She taught me the vital importance of forgetting; and that sometimes it’s only our commitment to remembering that prevents us from accepting the love and peace that surrounds us.”

He continues to write “what I learned from my Grandmother’s journey through Alzheimer’s was that my grief regarding her condition had largely to do with my failure to accept the change she was undergoing.”

You can read the entirety of the article here: Finding Joy In Alzheimer’s