You guys all left some really thoughtful comments on my post about Alzheimer's...THANK YOU! I was a little nervous to post about something outside of my usual topics. But it was wonderful to have a discussion about something important here, and you guys came from different perspectives with helpful thoughts.
I realize there are all sorts of ethical considerations when dealing with Alzheimer's. At what stage is it time to call in extra help, when would you consider them 'gone', what is the line between seeking companionship at an old age because your spouse isn't mentally present and staying faithful to your marriage vows?
The day after I blogged about this, E sent me an article that I found really helpful for why, as a Christian, I would disagree with Pat Robertson's conclusion that its ok to divorce a spouse suffering with Alzheimers. You guys might find it helpful.
Mostly I just wanted to say - I'm so happy to have such thoughtful and insightful people around here :-).
also, ps. I'm the proud 'auntie' to Evelyn Jean, born in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Here she is! I'm smitten.