Dementia can mean many things, but mainly refers to loss of memory. Do you ever think about the fact that you never hear kids in their twenties complaining about their memory? The reason is easy- their’s works! But get around a group of people in their later decades, and you’ll find a non-stop bemoaning of memory loss, or at least memory weakening. The difference between the two groups is that as long as this gift is working, we take it for granted. Once it ceases to work perfectly, we immediately begin to pay the price.
Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you said Wednesday…
And most of all, where are the car keys?
Memory is an awesome gift that enables us to function day by day with minimum tension and fewer mistakes.
Let’s try to remember to thank God for it, and pray for those suffering from memory loss as well as all those who care for them!