|Coverley acting the pro-skier|
He was initially diagnosed with mixed Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
Before going into his Aged Care Facility he spent a traumatic 18 weeks in Lismore Base Hospital where his dementia diagnosis was changed to Lewy Body Dementia based on his severe sensitivities to anti-psychotic medications.
He has been in his current Aged Care Facility for 18 months. It has been a trying time for medical staff to get his behaviours associated with his dementia manageable. During this time he has been tormented with hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. He has suffered relentlessly and greatly.
In his calmer moments, despite his confusion and suffering, he has maintained his humour, his thoughtfulness and his impeccable manners. At times he is still able to express his concern and love for myself and others. I have always called him my 'sage' because of his profound wisdom.
Through his love, kindness, wisdom and integrity I have learned patience, compassion and courage which enables me to provide some comfort to him as well as ensuring his dignity and emotional wellbeing are not compromised.
|Charlotte's Pass 2016|
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