As most of you know, our daughter lives in an assisted living and suffers from early onset dementia. You'll find a topic on Dementia at the top of my blog.
Because of isolation, I can't go inside the facility, and our daughter begs to see me. I thought about reading a portion of one of my books to her, I thought that would help, so I contacted my publisher. Pelican Book Group owns the video rights, and I needed permission. The publisher gave authorization. I read portions of a book for a few minutes and the publisher posted on our YouTube channel.
The facility administrator showed the presentation to our daughter. It confused her. She thought I was in the room and wanted to hug and talk to me.
Dementia is a sad, cruel disease. So is this quarantine for people in facilities. I wrote President Trump with complaints and suggestions, but I've heard no response. Residents in these facilities need an advocate. I'll share the letter in a future post.
Here's my YouTube video. I hope you'll watch and leave a comment. I didn't dress up for the occasion. I was sad, but I made myself do it. I did it in one take. As I look back at it, I should have redone it. But it's out there.
Please say hello.