“It’s like the opera,” Elaine taught me: You don’t need to understand the words to understand the emotion and to follow along.
She, along with so many of us, has a loved one with dementia. She has learned that when she doesn’t understand, the words don’t matter, that the conversation is like music. As long as the music is playing, you can listen along and tap into whatever you can.
Being with someone with dementia, or mental illness, can be so frustrating. I love the idea of going with the flow in a whole new way.
2 thoughts on “The Music of Dementia”
Jane, such a sweet and open-hearted lesson.