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A woman encourages her mother to keep visiting her husband living with dementia, even after he seems unable to recognize her.
Dementia creates ambiguous loss. Your loved one is here, but not here. It’s confusing. There’s no timetable, so no sense of closure.
Kim Foster helps care for her mother-in-law, Alice, who is living with dementia. Reflecting on an especially challenging stretch during the pandemic, she says: “It was the toughest three months I’ve ever spent caring for someone. But it was completely worth it.”
As Trish used her teaching skills, she taught us it was okay to look for new ways of doing things.