Ernie & Kathy
Kathy started coming to our support group and learned strategies to help Ernie live with contentment and dignity. She discovered that her own well-being improved as well when she focused on one of our core values, “being kind is more important than being right.”
She knows and loves Ernie well. Ernie likes to serve, so Kathy encouraged meaning in his day by allowing him to help her, and adjusted the complexity of assistance he provided based on what he could still do.
She is an advocate for her husband in every way as she has accepted more help in his care. Kathy has developed rich relationships with others on this journey.
“The connections with others at support group and memory café are my lifeline. The opportunity to share with other friends on this same journey makes all the difference.”