quietly slipping away

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.  -Jim Valvano Quietly slipping away, brain cells diminished by frontal-temporal dementia, my father exists a shell of a man. It has been a long time since I have written about my dad. It is difficult to express the sadness …

when the words are gone

original post date: September 12, 2012 on creatingheartconnections.com I visited my dad last week. ¬†His dementia continues to progress and now his words are few. While he is able to dress himself, it is often with errors and he needs cues to use the proper utensil when eating. It makes me sad to see this …