Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Watch Me on YouTube


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.


2 comments:

  1. Dementia is terrible. It was difficult seeing my Dad suffer through it, and I cannot imagine the pain of having a child attacked by it. God bless.

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    1. Thanks Carlene. Even though it's not easy to watch an older person suffer with that dreaded disease, an older person has had a fuller life. Our daughter is missing so much. Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry about your father.

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