[LMB] OT: why I couldn’t join the party, was: Tech marches on
Karen A. Wyle
kawyle at att.net
Mon Dec 13 15:05:51 GMT 2021
I had an odd and, in a bittersweet way, comforting experience when my mother was in the hospital, shortly before she died. She had (and essentially died of) dementia, but for most of one day, she was delusional and thought she was on an airplane trip with my late father, on the way to a wedding. (She wasn't sure whether she'd brought the right shoes.) During those hours, she was far more "herself" than she'd been in months. I got to spend those hours with my mother, in quite a different way than I'd been doing for the last months she lived with us.
Karen A. Wyle
On Monday, December 13, 2021, 04:34:33 AM EST, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
Dementia is a terrible thing. I had friends who've I've lost to dementia. I
just hope things won't get worse. All that is great about a person seems to
diminish with dementia, and it's only the reminiscence of who that person
was is what we should hold on to the most. I hope, under the
circumstances, that your Mother-in-law finds peace.
On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 12:18 AM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> The dementia won’t get better: it’s a terminal illness.
> A. Marina Fournier
> saffronrose at me.com
> Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
> Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
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