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Dementia – Fighting for Joy

14/06/2015

I deal almost every day with people who have lost a loved one, and that loved one has spent the final years on this earth in the wilderness that is dementia.
Here’s an excellent article on this difficult subject from ‘Contending Defending’

Truth in Grace

The Gospel Coalition posted this week some thoughts on dementia that I would highly recommend you read. I understand the heartbreak that many go through as they seek to care for their loved ones. As the disease takes hold, the mind of the loved one disappears into an ether that will never return. Some good friends are struggling with this at present with a family member and the sorrow they feel brings back some painful memories.

Dementia

I recall vividly, when my wife and I lived in England, having to watch my grandmother disappear before our eyes. In a very short timespan, I went from being her grandson, to her son, to her brother, and then one painful day, she no longer recognized me. This was a lady who loved the Lord and who had long sung the songs of Zion. Her face had changed little. The pain continued to course…

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