I want to imagine and assume that she is doing well, coping, and while sad and lonely at times, knows that so many of her Facebook and life friends are there for her.
She is a great advocate for living life to its fullest without the need of grief, pity, or needing to be a "social worker" to others when if fact she is the one who is dealing with Dementia/ Alzheimer's, and doing it well on her own! (My words but "Fuck, whose disease is this anyway?"
Faith is putting together in writing her end of life wishes. She wants to spell out how she wants to live her live and be treated as she slowly is not able to tell others what her needs are. That is the insidious nature of Dementia/ Alzheimer's, for the person diagnosed and trying to live as well as possible and for others who will end up having to make decisions on behalf of that person.
On Facebook she asked for help in this complex task and I offered to send her all of the paperwork which Gregory and I have used for ourselves in thinking about End of Life Directives. Ironically I have been currently getting this in order again after having met with our lawyer and researched the subject and thinking about changes in our paperwork since Gregory died (not three months ago.)
Here are some interesting "backs and forths" that have taken place between Faith and me: