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Losing your loved one while they are still here.

This is Dementia. The cruel disease that steals the very essence of the person you love and leaves a shell. We have been lucky- for some fortunate reason my grandma has kept her sweet spirit. This is not the case for most with this disease- most families deal with cruel changes in personality.

Marguerite Anne Pruim was born in the late 30s. She had a wonderful, all-American childhood. She became a nurse. Was set on a blind date and married him. She dedicated everything to her 4 children and her grandchildren were her entire world.

Marguerite Anne Pruim went on to open one of the first Memory Care Units- at Health Central Park. She ran this unit with complete love and complete efficiency. Ask anyone that worked with her- she demanded love, respect, and family for every one of her residents. I have had the fortune to meet a lot of people that worked with her and it’s reaffirmed everything I’ve ever felt/known about her.

To me she is Love, she is kindness, she is my soft place to land, she is chocolate chip cookies, she is banana bread, she is warmth, she is playful, she is wise, she is my hero.

To watch dementia take hold of someone you love is awful but I know her. I know she would do anything to make it better. If she could hug everyone the world would be better. Anyone that has had the blessing to know her is better.

-Jen Jordon, Granddaughter

The above was written not by my client whom I helped find an assisted living for her grandma, Marguerite but my personal friend. Jen and I help families every day to include hosting a monthly support group for those caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia. I read this message with sadness because Jen aches in pain as she watches her grandma, her personal hero live through this terrible disease. I love you Jen! Your tribute to your grandma is just as amazing as you are! xoxo

 

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Losing your loved one while they are still here.

This is Dementia. The cruel disease that steals the very essence of the person you love and leaves a shell. We have been lucky- for some fortunate reason my grandma has kept her sweet spirit. This is not the case for most with this disease- most families deal with cruel changes in personality.

Marguerite Anne Pruim was born in the late 30s. She had a wonderful, all-American childhood. She became a nurse. Was set on a blind date and married him. She dedicated everything to her 4 children and her grandchildren were her entire world.

Marguerite Anne Pruim went on to open one of the first Memory Care Units- at Health Central Park. She ran this unit with complete love and complete efficiency. Ask anyone that worked with her- she demanded love, respect, and family for every one of her residents. I have had the fortune to meet a lot of people that worked with her and it’s reaffirmed everything I’ve ever felt/known about her.

To me she is Love, she is kindness, she is my soft place to land, she is chocolate chip cookies, she is banana bread, she is warmth, she is playful, she is wise, she is my hero.

To watch dementia take hold of someone you love is awful but I know her. I know she would do anything to make it better. If she could hug everyone the world would be better. Anyone that has had the blessing to know her is better.

-Jen Jordon, Granddaughter

The above was written not by my client whom I helped find an assisted living for her grandma, Marguerite but my personal friend. Jen and I help families every day to include hosting a monthly support group for those caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia. I read this message with sadness because Jen aches in pain as she watches her grandma, her personal hero live through this terrible disease. I love you Jen! Your tribute to your grandma is just as amazing as you are! xoxo

 

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Veronica Quiñones

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