My mom has always been my best friend. I talked to her every day despite the fact that we are a 6 hr drive away. Up until 2013, she was leading her life as usual. Very little indicated what was to come. Then my dad passed away from a fall due to Lewy Body Dementia. Her personality changed but I thought it was grief then I thought it was me. 2015 I knew something was wrong. Late in 2016 she was diagnosed and needed to be placed in assisted living with memory care. A year and a half later she needed to be moved to a nursing home in a memory care unit. And then in March of 2020 she is in full time nursing care after injuries from falls. Alzheimer’s robbed her and robbed us all of her she slowly disappeared. Then on March 29, 2022 she found peace and healing in death. We were fortunate enough to see her off. It really is the long goodbye. She really is in a better place now. But this journey was torture on all of us
Thanks to all those who donated at mom’s funeral on April 13 & 14.
My friend Lisa is joining me in this awful journey. Her mom Betty was recently officially diagnosed but has not been herself for a few years. This disease Is heartbreaking for her family and mine.
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