Many Happy Remembrances – The Gift of Alzheimer’s

Blog 25

Many Happy Remembrances

In celebration of World Alzheimer’s Month – Remember Me, I am posting a collection of memorable things my mother said. They are mainly her words, not mine. I found them inspiring and I hope you will too. It shows that, far from Alzheimer’s being totally negative, people with the disease can give us hope, comfort and teach us the things that are really important.

‘These are wonderful moments. Remember them and feel them.’

I want you to remember the good times.’

‘I know my thoughts are clear. I am confused when I can’t remember.’

‘There are so many things to remember. They are next door in the next room.’

‘My thoughts, they float by and disappear and I can’t catch them, remember them. They are lovely, just lovely, wild.’

Looking out at the ocean I asked Mum what she was thinking. She said, ‘I see shapes’. She proceeded to lift her very stiff arms above her head and started swaying from side to side, mirroring the undulating waves before us. It showed me that the dancer in her was still alive and well. Movement was the language of her soul.

I remember Mum slowed me down and taught me to be present in the moment.

Be true in the moment Margaret’ Mum told me when I asked her for advice.

On a wheelchair walk Mum and I stopped to look at a pink dog rose and smell its delicate perfume. She taught me to take time to appreciate the simplest things in life.

That’s lovely’ Mum said when I rested my head gently next to hers.

‘It’s difficult living between two worlds.’

We’re all living in other worlds.’

‘We’re learning we’re immortal.’

‘Death is nothing to be afraid of.’

‘I am at peace. I have no worries, no fear.’

‘Love is what it is.’

‘The stillness of deep love, I can’t find words to describe it.’

‘I love everyone.’

‘Love never dies.’

With deep gratitude,


Maggie La Tourelle is the author of The Gift of Alzheimer’s – New Insights into the Potential of Alzheimer’s and its Care, Watkins Publishing, 2015

Source Link


This blog is for information purposes only. The content is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Should you have a medical or dermatological problem, please consult with your physician. None of the information or recommendations on this website should be interpreted as medical advice.

All product reviews, recommendations, and references are based on the author’s personal experience and impressions using the products. All views and opinions are the author’s own.

This blog post may contain affiliate links. An affiliate link means we may earn a commission if you click on a link and make a purchase, without any extra cost to you.

Please see our Disclaimer for more information.

diseases, diagnosis and treatment methods, drugs and their side effects on this site. online diseases, diagnosis and treatment methods
Back to top button
%d bloggers like this: