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Grandma’s Wisdom From Across The Country

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The right words can help us rise to dementia’s challenges. Relish these valuable pieces of wisdom, gathered from grandmothers and mothers across the country.

A sampling of the wisdom shared from grandmothers and mothers across the country, according to a survey by A Place for Mom:

  • “If the choice is laugh or cry, then laugh.”
  • You cannot control what life gives you, but you can control how you handle it.
  • When you’ve tried your best, you’ve done the best.
  • Seek first to understand, not to be understood.
  • Work hard and always have something for yourself.
  • Don’t give up. Remember your roots. Stay strong, and if all else fails, have a good cry (but privately)!
  • Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it’s easier than the alternative.
  • It is important to be kind to your family, because you are stuck with them forever.
  • Stay in touch with people that lift you up and make you laugh!
  • Love is what matters most in the world.
  • Always have a good pair of red heels and red purse.

A comprehensive list of motherly words of wisdom is available on A Place for Mom’s blog.

A Place for Mom® (APFM), the nation’s largest senior living referral service, released these results from its second annual Mother’s Day survey.
“As we celebrate Mother’s Day, we are inspired by the valuable advice and insights received from the moms and daughters,” said Sean Kell, CEO of A Place for Mom. “Our Senior Living Advisors provide strength and guidance to families in need, and this survey was a wonderful opportunity for us to benefit from the wisdom of those we serve.”

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May 11, 2014 8:26 pm

Treasure every moment and minute with yor parents cause you are a reflection of them.

June 15, 2014 1:03 am

not if they suck eggs…a lot of people thrive in spite of their parents and are not a reflection of them.

May 10, 2015 11:44 pm

"Alzheimer's disease and dementia can both be fought using natural methods. "

When my 86 year old grand-aunt developed it, I searched for a long time to try and find a way to help her cure it without expensive medicines, and stumbled upon Brain Revitalizer (Here's a good review of it: ) I'’ve been the primary caregiver for her and her dementia/Alzheimer’s for the past nine years. She was 86 and fading away by inches and by bit and pieces when I found the book. It was so unbelievably cruel and torturous to watch someone who was an excellent teacher and active lover of life be whittled away by this hideous disease a tiny bit at a time. Since she started reading this book, she has been slowly but SURELY improving her mental health each and every day. She can remember details much better now! I now HIGHLY recommend the book to anyone fighting Alzheimer’s and dementia- and the best part is that the book can be used by the sufferer even in the comfort of their own home.

B. Berger

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