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Accepting the Unacceptable


It’s been a shocking 993 days since my last post. (Thank you all for staying with me, and a special thanks to those who’ve subscribed recently.) So much has happened in that L-O-N-G length of time. My beloved stepdad, Colonel Curtis D. Fish, died from complications brought on by dementia. Then my dear friend, Bonnie, who suffered from early onset dementia, died. Then my friend, Roberta, who also suffered from dementia, died. That’s 3 people since my mom died of dementia in 2014. But given that there are approximately 46.8 MILLION people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, I guess this isn’t surprising. But it sure is unacceptable.  In fact, dementia in all its forms is beyond unacceptable. So how do we learn to accept it?

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