What’s With the Name, “Dating Dementia?”
Dating Dementia. It’s an unusual name for a blog, or anything for that matter. Why did I choose this slightly odd name for my blog? Several reasons.
Yes, I’ve long been totally obsessed with the terribly sad syndrome that is dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is prevalent on both sides of my immediate family, and it has certainly affected me deeply.
My Dad suffered from Alzheimer’s for many years and now my Mom is in the moderately severe stage. Going back a generation, both of my grandmothers had memory loss. At that time, it was called senility. Most of my aunts and uncles died fairly young, but those who lived past their 80th birthdays all suffered from Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.
However, if you are a frequent reader you will know that while I often write about dementia-related issues, my blog is also about my life, my experiences and my often warped, but sometimes humorous, viewpoint. It’s about relationships, parenting, divorce, politics, feminism, caregiving, midlife and baby boomer issues, restarting a career and generally “dating” all that life has to offer.
I readily admit that some people would call me a bit demented, but more in the “Nancy’s a little crazy and we’ve no idea what she’ll say next” rather than the, “Good god, Nancy’s fast losing her cognitive function and we have to take away the car keys immediately,” type of way.
So take a chance and become one of my followers. I promise, if you do start reading Dating Dementia you will never be able to forget it — no matter how hard you try.