December 23, 2010
When Mum started to lose her marbles we tried to argue it away as a symptom of aging. We didn’t want to dwell on the possibility that she might be losing her mind. But as time went by and she continued to deteriorate, albeit very slowly but surely, we had to deal with the awful reality that the person we knew and loved was disappearing before our eyes and there was absolutely nothing we could do about it. We’ve all had to grapple with the havoc heaped upon our mother by the scourge of dementia and the devastation it wrought.