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Dementia is such a hard illness

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Dementia is such a hard illness

My mom died a year ago after a 7 year journey with dementia. While extremely difficult to watch in real-time, the loss of a woman I admired for her intelligence, joy of life, love of language and devotion to her children, I learned to treasure when she laughed or smiled. Dementia is such a hard illness, and while her actual death meant she no longer needed to experience the fundamental limitations of her failing body, her death took her from us. It was hard; she is so missed.

Love forever & always,

You daughter.

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