How to Find Acceptance of Your Loved One’s Dementia

by Carol W. Berman, M.D.

August 2, 2013

The most difficult part of my entire ordeal of dealing with my husband’s dementia was accepting his degeneration. It was happening and I couldn’t deny it. I had gone through most of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ emotional stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining and depression, although not necessarily in that order. When I came to the last stage, acceptance, I was stuck.

Also I’d struggled through my feelings of anxiety, fear, somatization (which for me meant headaches, mostly)…

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