Sunday, 29 April 2012

Z is for Zephyr


Zephyr - a soft gentle breeze of change 

It came on without warning, there were no loud noises a fanfare just a few tell tale signs.  It blew in as if on a gentle breeze, we all felt it as it brushed past us, noticing slight things but not really seeing as it settled at mums door.  Mum embraced all that she is and met it head on, and defines the world to mean something for her despite the situation.

She dances as it breezes through her memory, some became distant and others drifted in and out like the fallen leaves of autumn, yet, holding no regret she faces each day as new.  She has been a comfort and support as she still holds on to her humour and grace - she is all that she needs to be.

The dementia almost forces us to learn to use our senses in a very different way, learn a new language, see our lives differently.  We have each been called for a purpose, to touch each others lives, dig deeper make more effort, and go that extra mile as the lives of generations are changed.



Words so far....

A is for Alzheimer’s, B is for Behaviour, C is for Carer, D is for Dependant, E is for Enough, F is for Fear, G is for Guilt, H is for Health Professionals, I is forIdentity, J is for Judgement K is for Knowledge, L is for Love,  M is for Motherhood, N is for Neighbourhood, O is for Opportunities P is for Purpose, Q is for Quietness, R is for Regret, S is for Strategies, T is forTradition, U is for Understanding, V is for Value, W is for Websites, X is for Xerox, Y is for Yearn

These posts are part of the A-Z Challenge taking place during the month of April.  I have been sharing about my experience as a carer to a mother with Dementia.  If you would like to know more join the Arts in Health Network and also check out my website for information on some of the work I have done with Creativity and Dementia.

8 comments :

  1. A touching and heart-felt post on dementia. Thank you for sharing your first-hand knowledge of this condition throughout this A-Z Blogging Challenge.

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  2. I do so agree. I think this has been an excellent series on dementia and wish you and your mother all the best in the future. Thanks for your insights and encouragement for the rest of us.

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  3. Hi Amanda .. you're touching hearts - and what a lovely way to conclude our A - Z with .. I used Zephyr last year .. as it breezed through the British countryside touching every alphabet word ...

    Here you touch the heart, warm our souls, teach us so much and offer us guidance ..

    Excellent Z post - well done .. cheers Hilary

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  4. I'll just add my agreement to the other commenters. This was a wonderful series for the A-Z Challenge. An emotional, encouraging, sometimes painful, real and honest presentation on what dealing with a loved one who has dementia is like.

    I wish you all the best with your mother and dealing with this horrible illness, Amanda.
    Brianna @ Bible Bloggers

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  5. What a beautiful post~ Wonderful Z post~ I so admire you to see the best and new view that is the results of your Mom's illness~
    Bless YOU!
    ATB and Congrats xXx

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  7. Amanda, you did it. And you gracefully wrote about your family's personal struggle with dementia. You could write a book on this. Carry on... fill more pages, open more eyes, educate many more. Good job.

    "The dementia almost forces us to learn to use our senses in a very different way, learn a new language, see our lives differently. We have each been called for a purpose, to touch each others lives, dig deeper make more effort, and go that extra mile as the lives of generations are changed." A beautiful way to end this challenge.

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  8. Inspiring Always, many thanks for reading the posts, glad to have you visit.

    Jo, thank you, your comments have been encouraging to me as well.

    Hilary, I will read your post it sounds interesting. Many thanks for your comments.

    Brianna, we take one step at a time and when we look back we can be amazed at how far we have come.

    Ella, there are so many ways that we could see it, we have to work with the way that will keep us going and give us hope, thank you for your support and encouragement.

    Peaches, will consider a book...there a thought indeed, many thanks!

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