have a life that is rich in experience, and is now rich in spirit." This is how
Bob DeMarco opened the new year on his blog.
At 61, DeMarco is sole caretaker of his 96-year-old mom, Dotty.
one time he was an institutional salesman of derivatives, futures, options and
mortgages; at another time he was chief executive of a small software company.
He was once married and is now divorced. But according
to Jane Gross, DeMarco always knew he would drop it all to
care for his mother when the time came.
time came eight years ago.
Dementia, Friendship, and Flourishing Communities
by Susan H. and John T. McFadden
No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted
The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia
By Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan
A Loving Approach to Dementia Care
Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss
The Alexian Brothers established Bonaventure House some years ago as a place of refuge, spiritual care and healing of many sorts for people afflicted with AIDS. Almost 40 people suffering from the disease are under its roof, and many more have been taught how to care for themselves in independent living.
Being sick is more complicated than it used to be. Medical technologies that offer new hope also lead to a bewildering thicket of options. The complexities of being sick may account for the rising number of books telling the story of illnesses.
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