Tag: Dementia


Darce Fardy: How dementia handles me

A close friend suggested to me that because I write so much about how I handle dementia I should devote a column on how dementia handles me. I don’t know where to start. Dorothea and my family will have to help me there. The most obvious issue is balance and that attracts the attention of […]

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DARCE FARDY: For the snowbound, spring gives new lease on life

“Spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies is.” Or to borrow Martin Luther King’s words: “Free at last free at last.” Seems a bit of an extreme welcome to spring but it gives me a new lease on life. Even to sit on the front deck and wave to neighbours […]

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Darce Fardy – Family Helps

Frustration. It’s a long word with many consequences. There’s no pain with frustration but that’s the only kind thing I can say about it. Frustration is watching Dorothea clear the snow off the car in the driveway. In fact, frustration ramps up when I see her doing so many things I used to do. She […]

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Darce Fardy – Living with dementia

I think I am doing fairly well as far as advancing dementia is concerned. I think Dorothea agrees. I know she is always on alert, but we can still enjoy ourselves. I relieved her of one substantial worry when I voluntarily decided to stop driving. I read recently that one of the issues relevant to […]

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Darce Fardy – Pessimism is sometimes hard to avoid

As it was going to print I was told I had dementia. It was noted in the last pages of the book. And there I was with an uncertain future for me and Dorothea and my wonderful family. If my dementia is not showing improvement then it must be deteriorating. But it doesn’t feel like […]

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