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Who is that crazy person?
Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:30 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 3552


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAIrVy_YVpo

  I guess its me.  


jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:58 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19282


Be certain that the cause is not treatable and then deal with it.

Critical for caregivers to understand this. Care giving is not just three meals a day and a place of safety. It is an educational process to the end.

Thanks Michael......


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 1:32 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16705


You're not a crazy person.  That was a GREAT interview, Michael!  You are a wonderful advocate for PWDs!  


Iris


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 7:57 AM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 3552


 

When I look at it its not who I use to be. Scary. 


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 11:45 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16705


I disagree.  You are who you used to be with changes.  We all are who we used to be with changes.  For example, when you were an executive you would not have been interested in working against dementia.  Now, due to your executive background, you have incorporated your old YOU into the new YOU to become a great PWD advocate.  As you say, no one else could do what you have done because they aren't you.  Keep being you, Michael!  


Iris


zauberflote
Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020 8:16 PM
Joined: 10/24/2018
Posts: 1374


I agree with Iris, although only in principle because I haven't known you that long. My mother died this year at 92, in the very late stages of probably Alz. She was always Mom, regardless of the changes time had made. I think that who a person is today can only be so because of who they were in all the days past. So Michael, even if you don't see it (and really, who would, watching videos of themselves?), you are still and will always be Michael Ellenbogen. Nothing can take that away from you.