#WordsOfComfort

Finding a way to stay connected during this time of stress and social distancing.

During the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we are all feeling more lonely and disconnected. If you are living with or caring for someone with dementia that feeling is even stronger. Both family members and healthcare staff are feeling this stress too.

We began #WordsOfComfort to bring us together and share words of support, advice and comfort as we move through this time. We hope these words of comfort help each of us to know that we are not alone.

The caregivers I have a met at Without Warning are so amazing: compassionate, loving and courageous. I cannot imagine how difficult their lives must be, and yet they continue to smile

The caregivers at Without Warning are heroes to me because they show such strength and courage in the midst of a devastating disease. And they do this every day without time off. They have to face new challenges and obstacles and still manage to move forward. They not only support their loved ones but others in the group. It is important to me because as a counselor I truly believe the true heroes in life are the ones who find the courage to endure even when life can get really hard.

Sandra Shields, a founding member of the Without Warning support program, had a gift for writing poetry. Along with Nancy Swanson, our music therapist, the song Faith was created. This has become a special song to many of our members. Part of this song seems comforting at this time.

Unexpectedly life brings you to your knees.
Just know that there are those out there
That see just what you see.
No matter what life brings you must believe it’s there.
Just as long as you have FAITH.