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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