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My Mother and Dementia

At age ninety-three my mom is showing signs of dementia. She talks about so and so coming to visit and that they want all their books back – when so and so is no longer alive, and the books have never been brought into her home, or placed upon the shelf that she points to. And, well, sometimes …

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The Unspeakable Parent

I haven’t written about EyeLid Breathing in a while. Instead I’ve been practicing it. A lot. Dealing with my mother has become, well more than the problem it was just a few months ago. My brother suspects she won’t remember our names in six month’s time, if she’s still here. I talked with my aunt (mom’s sister) …

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