Unformatted text preview: the fact the he doesn’t speak much anymore. He always has a smile on his face, though. It’s very odd every time I see him. I’m always a little uncomfortable, because he’s not the same grandfather that I know from my childhood. Grandpa is kind of like a little kid now that needs help with everything. I think if my spouse became severely demented it would be really hard. I would still try to do my best to take care of him because this was the person I have spent my entire life with. It would be really hard though because they wouldn’t be the same person that I fell in love with. It saddens me to see my Grandfather the way his is, so I couldn’t even imagine how hard it would be if my own spouse became severely demented. I don’t think I would take it very well at first, but then eventually I would learn how to deal and live with it....
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- Fall '08
- Dr. Dave Knight, Stephanie Warner PSY