Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dementia, Alzheimer's: Love Before and After (Video 4:42)

If you know a good love story, share it. George and Adriana Cuevas have a great love story. Beginning 87 years ago, their love reigns eternal. They met as children with trillions of dreams and no certainties about their futures. Distance sat between them for 15 long years. But they continued as pen pals until love brought them back together like inseparable magnets.

The day finally arrived when their love was celebrated in marriage. Children followed with lots of reasons for George and Adriana to cherish their mutual joy while stringing memories together. But dementia, a terminal illness with many challenges, also became an integral part of their relationship. Sometimes love is too magnificent to explain, but the story must still be told. When The Mind Says Goodbye does that:

Frances Shani Parker, Author
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  1. What a wonderful video and what a great opportunity for volunteers to support not only the spouse but the son as well. This is such an intimate place to volunteer, and a place to reap quiet life changing rewards.

  2. Thanks for posting this poignant video. For me, as a hospice volunteer, one of the most moving and inspiring things I witness are the many ways in which people's love for one another enables them to truly be with enormous challenges.

  3. Wow, That was beautiful, sad , romantic and lovely. True Love stands strong against this disease.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing their story, it is an inspiration to all of us.