A visit to The Living Cornerstone in Sedgefield
By Rose Greyling Bilbrough from Travelbug Rose Blogger
A lone soul sits in a sunny corner, her hands gently intertwined in her lap. The soft sun seems to map the wrinkles over her aged skin. Her face is still as she stares out of the window, unseeing. Time seems to pass without recognition. A stranger passes by and gently adjusts the blanket that covers her fragile frame, in need of warmth. Her eyes shift slowly to meet those of her caregiver, eyes that were once the windows to her soul, sparkling, twinkling and sharp, but now, those windows have grown dull, her memories pushed so far back that only a hazy film of confusion and wonder is left.
Care for most of these souls requires full-time dedication and not many families have the necessary time or ability. It is so hard to see someone you love slowly lose their dignity and it leaves you with a feeling of deep sadness
Many of us make plans for our retirement, the dream of what you will do once you get rid of that damn job that has been keeping you too busy for so many years. Long walks on the beach, cards with friends, painting a seascape on a porch and so much more to look forward to. Then suddenly, one day, the dream becomes a place that you are lost in, a jail, a sentence, as you slowly lose your way.
The With Heart platform is dedicated to the causes of others and it’s our profound privilege to partner with people such as Gilda to help her grow these homes and create a safe space for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. It cannot be done without the communities support. Donate Now by visiting their page for their contact details or bid on an auction on With Heart with the majority of the winning bid helping to fund her vision.