“Some advice to those moving their loved one into Cedar Creek…”
Have a sense of humor; if you don’t you’ll cry.
Stick together as a family; you will need each other. This journey is too much for one person to handle on their own.
Try to find people who are going through the same thing to talk to. There will be many times when you will feel so isolated; it helps to know that you’re not the only one going through this.
Never miss Thanksgiving at Cedar Creek; it’s a chance for you to celebrate with your loved one, for a moment you can all be normal.
Maria Shriver once said of her father, Sergeant Shriver: “Because of Alzheimer’s I lost my dad a long time ago but now I have a new person to love and take care of.” I will always remember her saying those words and knew it was true; I lost my “Mom” about 10 years ago, and lost my new Mary on July 28.
Remember the new person in your life needs your love and care, no matter how distant they seem to be.
Sometimes there will not be any conversation, you’ll just sit and hold your loved ones hand. Sometimes it just has to be enough.
Cherish the moments in time when your loved one says something insightful from the past. Cherish that one moment.…
Always remember—when you were younger, they loved you unconditionally.