My mom lived with dementia for about 10 years. As the years went by she would forget where she put her glasses, forget stories she was telling, then she was out driving one day and forgot how to get home. It was hard but the hardest was when she would look at you and not remember who you were.
Towards the end there were times I am sure she just though I was a nice person that came to visit her all the time but every once in a while she would look at you and you knew she remembered something and would smile at you.
I never want anyone to go through this with there family members it is so hard seeing them leave you a little more each day until the final day. The final day was both a blessing and oh so sad. I was so happy that my mom had all her memories back but it was sad that she was gone.
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