Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can seriously impair one's brain function, memory, judgement and temper. It can be extremely frustrating for those suffering from it, as well as those caring for loved ones who have it. It often feels like the victim is slipping away, becoming less and less themselves each day.
As bleak as this all sounds, it's important to look for and appreciate the positive moments that happen in the midst of dementia. Maxine Daniel recently recorded a video of her grandmother playing with the baby doll she'd given her for Christmas. “Nana Lilly,” as Maxine calls her, appears to be having a wonderful time rocking the baby back and forth. Even though their grandmother is changing, it's moments like these that remind them that their loving Nana Lilly is still around.