Episode 28: A New Relationship, A New Day

“I realized for years and years she had hid this from me….I had no idea.” Barbara Lewis,Managing Editor of DocCom, shares the heartwarming story of her mother’s journey with dementia and how to address ambiguous loss. “Think of it as a new relationship….a new day, a new conversation”, says Barbara, providing recommendations for how children and loved ones might reframe their relationship. Throughout the podcast Barbara provides numerous tips:   involving nursing facility staff, bringing in meaningful items, and setting up a remote laptop to communicate with their loved one. To help others, Barbara reads a fictitious letter she wrote from a mother to her daughter “…in the hopes people might re-assess how they act toward  their parent…and that there would be no regrets.”

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