This is so tough to watch my dad go through.
I can remember being a little child & going with my dad to a shop or the store. It was actually a treat because she was my hero & I just adored being with him. She had a yellow MG convertible & just riding around with my dad on errands felt prefer the thrill of a lifetime. Dad & I are still going shopping together. But the locale the people I was with and I go is to the cannabis shop. It’s not that the people I was with and I are a pair of serious pot smokers or anything. The weed shop has the medical marijuana that is helping my dad. I don’t have a convertible however my dad actually loves riding in my big truck. It’s something that still ties her memory to me. Dad is suffering from dementia & there are times where she gets easily disoriented & can’t remember who people are or where she is. Fortunately, the people I was with and I have the resources for him to get the care she needs. That is a blessing for sure. Another blessing has been the medical cannabis. Dad has been taking it for about 6 months now & it actually helps. It provides longer stretches of lucidity. However, I suppose the best thing is that it calms him greatly when she can’t remember or is confused. I have hated seeing the fear in her eyup when that happens. That’s why I’m so incredibly grateful for medical marijuana. This is so tough to watch my dad go through. But having this calm from the weed actually helps. And I will never forget all the times that the people I was with and I have been able to go to the weed shop together. It’s amazing because she is still so much my hero.