Forget Me Not

What is it like to care for a lifelong companion who is slipping away from you day by day?

I found this Japanese video touching — though some will call it schmaltzy — because it speaks in very honest and realistic terms to the enduring love of a husband for his lifelong companion who is steadily fading away into Alzheimer’s disease. His endless patience and love and the memories of easier and happier times are what keep him going.

What keeps you going when things get tough, really tough? How do you return to the business of living?