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  •  Thanks, Laurel in CA (13+ / 0-)

    When I was a child, my grandmother on my father's side lived with us with what at the time we called "hardening of the arteries".  After several years of this, my mother could no longer care for her, and she moved to the local Catholic nursing home.  The dementia was frightening to me, as well as my parents and my siblings.

    Move forward 30 years, and my father, her son, suffered the same fate, and my mother, once again the caregiver, nobly and bravely cared for him.  In my father's case, however, the prolonged twilight was shortened by cancer.

    There are many others in my father's family who had dementia.  I am certain I will have it too, eventually, hopefully not sooner.  I am 52 now.

    Thank you for a wonderfully touching diary.

    "A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future." - Leonard Bernstein

    by outragedinSF on Mon May 27, 2013 at 12:13:42 AM PDT

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