My life has been devoted to caregiving as a wife, mother & career Travel Agent...the past 10 years my husband has exhibited signs of dementia & now I am trying to become more knowledgeable by reading, attending seminars & attending meetings at the Alzheimers support group. First, it has been my concern as to the degree of care is needed & how to understand the behaviour patterns & the stage of developement. Additionally I am learning my role & my needs to maintain my mental & physical strength. It has become clear to me that it's critical to keep motivated & create activities for both of us for a stimulating & fulfilling life. Recently I realized my husband was depending far too much on television, particularly depressing news programs & it was affecting him plus he dozed off for long periods of time & without any initiative. It occurred to me he was needing to paint again as he had always been an artist but without an easel not possible. On Valentine's day we bought an easel & he returned to an oil painting of a reproduction of a John Singer Sargent he had begun over a year ago...it changed everything. He has revived & is enthusiastic & anxiouslu awaits the time he can work on the painting. He's already planning a next project & his spirit is transformed. Previously he never offered to help with chores & was content to stay seated on the sofa waiting to be waited upon but now he sets the table, clears the dishes & has an interest in our preparations. There is stil
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