At Post-40 Bloggers we pride ourselves on being an eclectic, smart, funny, insightful, opinionated and generally colourful bunch of people. A group of people who write and blog authentically; defying stereotypes about who we are and what people assume people over 40 will be talking about.
That said, we are undoubtedly at that time of life where, if we are to remain authentic to what is really happening in our lives, certain subjects cannot be avoided. Therefore, if we are aging, it follows our parents or caregivers are aging, with all the attendant joys and woes that can entail.
Ironically, when I first read Lara?s moving tribute post, ?He?s Still My Dad,? I had not come into close contact with the condition of dementia. Lara?s post, nevertheless, made a powerful impression.
Then within weeks, I was to experience upfront and personal two, vibrant and feisty female relatives falling foul to dementia. It was painful to watch ? especially when, in their lucid moments, they would ask if they had ?slipped? again. Is one saving grace of dementia that those afflicted don?t know what is happening to them?
I read Lara?s piece anew and applauded the way she managed to keep the spirit of her dad on the page ? his dementia being only something that had happened to him, not who he is?or was.
Lara also bravely reads her post, and which it is my bitter-sweet pleasure to recommend as the Post-40 Bloggers not to miss post this month ? ?My Dad ? The Personal Side of Dementia.?
A divorced mother of two grown up sons, (recently married again in a fairy-tale Twitter romance), a keen photographer and blogger, Lara can be found at:
Blog ? Life and Love in London
Twitter ? APluckyHeroine
Facebook ? https://www.facebook.com/lifeandloveinlondon
Instagram ? https://instagram.com/apluckyheroine/
See you next month with another pick from talented bloggers and writers aged 40+. And do join us if you would like a chance to have your blog or work regularly read for features on the Post-40 Bloggers? content-rich website. Who knows, it might be your post filling this coveted BritMums spot next month!
Until then, my best.
About Melinda Fargo
Post-40 Bloggers ? A content-rich website showcasing the talents of blogging men and women aged 40+. The place where we create, curate and commission (paid in bragging rights) the very best this blogging community has to offer. Some of us are now older parents or continuing the conversation the other side of sleepless nights and projectile vomiting. And if children were never part of the plan, the other side then of wild nights out until 5am and throwing up in the wardrobe. Possibly. Whatever their 40+ situation, the bloggers featured on Post-40 Bloggers do have one thing in common, though ? the ability to produce a quality blog post. Join us if that is you.