In today's (12/08) Miami Herald there is a column by Ellen Goodman entitled "The Woman Who Taught Me Family Values".
The article not only speaks of her Mother's life before and after dementia but equally important, the effects on the loved ones.
"There is little that is harder in life than watching the slow disappearance of someone you love".
It is worth reading.
Last edited by moderator2; 12-08-2006 at 10:03 AM.
I cried too when I got to the part where her grandchild said , "But Grandma, then you won't have a Mommy." I have also had to explain to my grandchildren what is happening to GiGi (their nickname for Great Grandma) who is not the same any more ...