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
As a Presbyterian pastor, my husband, Bob, had always been sympathetic when a parishioner became trapped by dementia. His views on dealing with dementia had been shaped by his father, a man of deep Christian faith and an active layman.
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