By Prudence Twigg, Sandy Burgener
Reminiscence loss can create difficulties in each point of an individual s lifestyles. The problem of speaking strategies and emotions should be made even more durable via different people's adverse perceptions of dementia.
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No one asked Ruth about what she was able to continue doing and what she wanted to do. No one took the time to find ways to change Ruth’s roles so that she could continue to do some parts of the role. The result was that Ruth gave up many of her roles well before she needed too. Ruth could have continued to do many of her roles as housekeeper, expert cook, and community leader had the roles been changed to match her abilities. For instance, Ruth was able to cook one dish long after she was not able to prepare a whole 44 / A PERSONAL GUIDE TO LIVING WITH PROGRESSIVE MEMORY LOSS meal.
People with memory loss knew that it was necessary for family members to want to work with them for the relationships to be positive. They feared that family members would not always be willing to work with them. These concerns may not be the same for everyone with memory loss. However, these concerns are common in situations where one person in the relationship faces a change in abilities. The following section describes actions you may use to help manage your concerns about changes in roles that involve relationships with others.
Making a role easier can be used for almost any role, including work. One example of the positive benefits of making a role easier can be found in a true story of a very talented woman, Linda, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her mid-sixties. Linda’s career was playing professional golf for most of her adult life. She reached a point when she was not able to play a full round of 18 holes. When this happened, Linda gave up golf, even though “golfer” was a major role in her life. When I first met Linda, she was depressed, withdrawn, and negative about her future.